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posted 06-25-2005 06:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ipflo   Click Here to Email ipflo     Edit/Delete Message

Does some one know where I can find information on the book 'castellated and domestic architecture of Scotland'. I am known with the little information on amazon.co.uk and on mercatpress.com. But maybe some one knows where i can find an picture how the book looks like or knows where I can find an extensive recension on the books.

I am in doubt if I should buy the book.

Thx in advance for the info and advice.


posted 06-25-2005 10:55 AM           Edit/Delete Message
I found this from http://www.rayboasbookseller.com/arch.htm
but no picture, sorry.
Regards, Paul.

157. MacGibbon, David and Ross, Thomas, THE CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTLAND FROM THE TWELFTH TO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY - FIVE VOLUMES COMPLETE SET, Jame Thin - Mercat Press, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1977, B&W illustrations, fine, light brown cloth (hardcover), A quality facsimile of the edition published by David Douglas in 1887-92. From the introduction, "The object of this treatise is to endeavor to trace the historical sequence of the various phases of Architecture which have prevailed in the old castles and houses of Scotland, and to try to define and explain the different styles of building adopted at different periods from the twelfth century till the revival of classic architecture in modern times." Volume I, 584pp; Volume II, 594pp; Volume III, 639pp; Volume VI, 520pp; and, Volume V, 603pp., (Order No: 43010 ), $275.00

posted 06-28-2005 05:02 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Hi ipflo
First I must give you a big thank you, I've
been going to buy these books for a long time but the price put me off.
After reading your posting, I went looking for the best deal, 100 @ Mercat Press, 5 volumes 2400 pages, thats 20 a book or 1 per 24 pages, it had to be a good buy.
Books arrived today, blue with gold letters,
25cm high by 16cm wide, nice white paper, a good looking book.
Inside there is every thing that a castle lover wants, it'll take me a long time to read this lot!!
SUPERB, the best set of books I've ever bought.
Thanks again Chris
The castle location website.

posted 06-29-2005 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ipflo   Click Here to Email ipflo     Edit/Delete Message
hi Chris,

you are welcome.

Youre recession sounds good. I am also still in doubt, and i am thinking that mercatt press also will get me over with its price. Every one says it are good books, but is a large amount to pay and you never know.


A Knight
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posted 07-01-2005 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for A Knight   Click Here to Email A Knight     Edit/Delete Message
Bought my copy in Edinburgh in 1987, it was 95.00 then and I still think it was a bargain. I would recommend this book to anybody interested in Scottish castles, the quality of the plans and drawings are exceptional - my only initial problem was identifying some of the more ruinous castles in the days before OS Map references.

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