Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ailsa Craig, Rev R Lawson,1888

I found this little book recently. It is beautifully written and illustrated with line drawings. It describes the history, topography and natural history of the isle of Ailsa Craig. The Rev Lawson was a minister in Maybole, Ayrshire. He was a keen historian and wrote several books on the history of Ayrshire.

This map folds out from the front piece and to this day it remains the best map of Ailsa Craig available anywhere.

I like old books.


  1. What a lovely old book you found, Doug. I don't have anything that old in my own collection, but have downloaded several old books about Scotland from the web.

    Thank you for the blog link. :-) I have idled many hours away here on your blog, living vicariously through your Scottish sea kayaking adventures!


  2. Greetings Elizabeth, delighted to swap links! I do like old books!