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Birlnn (1996)

£29.99

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The White Horse Press 1996. Signed and dedicated by the author paperback in excellent used condition - some light fading to spine otherwise book is as new.
This is a study of the longships used by the lords of the Hebridean islands, describing the high degree of perfection achieved by the early shipwrights who fashioned the ships of carved wood in meticulous detail. The birlinns were used for the transport of men, great sea battles and clan feuds and raids.;The birlinn is best known in its stylized form as a device used on crests and coats-of-arms, as a heraldic "galley". The book traces the evolution of the birlinn from the Viking longship, using the author's technical knowledge and the oral traditions of the islands to cast light on the practical skills which created these fabled vessels.

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Signed and dedicated by the author
Author(s):
John M. MacAulay
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
14.7cm by 21cm by 0.8cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1874267308
ISBN-13:
9781874267300
Number of pages:
122
Publisher:
White Horse
Title:
Birlnn

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The White Horse Press 1996. Signed and dedicated by the author paperback in excellent used condition - some light fading to spine otherwise book is as new.
This is a study of the longships used by the lords of the Hebridean islands, describing the high degree of perfection achieved by the early shipwrights who fashioned the ships of carved wood in meticulous detail. The birlinns were used for the transport of men, great sea battles and clan feuds and raids.;The birlinn is best known in its stylized form as a device used on crests and coats-of-arms, as a heraldic "galley". The book traces the evolution of the birlinn from the Viking longship, using the author's technical knowledge and the oral traditions of the islands to cast light on the practical skills which created these fabled vessels.

Added value:
Signed and dedicated by the author
Author(s):
John M. MacAulay
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
14.7cm by 21cm by 0.8cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1874267308
ISBN-13:
9781874267300
Number of pages:
122
Publisher:
White Horse
Title:
Birlnn

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