Off in a Boat

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Stokoe Code: A71
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Place: London
Date: 5th May 1938

First Edition:
OFF IN A BOAT | by | Neil M. Gunn | [space] | FABER AND FABER LIMITED | 24 Russell Square | London

Collation:
[A] (8), B - I (8), No J, K - U (8), No V & W, X - Y (8), 176 leaves.
p. [1] - [2] blank; p. [3] OFF IN A BOAT; p. [4] By the same author; p. [5] Title page; p. [6] Publisher's and Printer's notices: FIRST PUBLISHED IN MAY MCMXXXVIII; p. [7] Dedication "For the Crew"; p. [8] blank; p. [9] Contents; p. [10] blank; pp. 11 - 12 Illustrations; pp. 13 - 348 Text; pp. [349] - [352] blank.
5 1/8" x 8 1/8". Bound in orange cloth, spine stamped in blue:
[Four wavy horizontal lines] | OFF IN | A | BOAT | [Four wavy horizontal lines] | Neil Gunn | [space] | FABER AND | FABER

Other Editions:
Richard Drew | Glasgow | 1988 (With a foreword by Dairmid Gunn)
An extract entitled "Our First Anchorage", comprising part of p. 79 and pp. 80 - 85 appeared in: Storm and Precipice | Faber and Faber | London | 1st. October 1942 | pp. 111 - 116.
An extract entitled "On Iona", comprising part of p. 205, pp. 206 - 214 and part of p. 215 appeared in: Storm and Precipice | Faber and Faber | London | 1st. October 1942 | pp. 117 - 125.
An extract entitled "Columba - A Twentieth Century Portrait", comprising part of p. 211 and pp. 212 - 214 appeared in: An Iona Anthology | F.Marian McNeill, ed. | The Iona Community | Glasgow | 1947 | pp. 93 - 94.
Scotland: An Anthology | Maurice Lindsay, ed. | Robert Hale | London | 1974 | pp. 150 - 151.
An extract entitled "The Island of the Druids", comprising part of p. 207, pp. 208 - 209 and part of p. 210 appeared in: An Iona Anthology | F.Marian McNeill, ed. | The Iona Community | Glasgow | 1947 | pp. 61 - 63.
An extract entitled "A Highland Novelist", comprising part of p. 205, p. 206 and part of p. 207 appeared in: An Iona Anthology | F. Marian McNeill, ed. | The Iona Community | Glasgow | 1947 | pp. 93 - 94.
An extract entitled " St. Oran's Chapel and Queen Margaret", comprising part of pp. 227 - 228 appeared in: An Iona Anthology | F.Marian McNeill, ed. | The Iona Community | Glasgow | 1947 | pp. 110 - 111.
An extract entitled "The Abbey Church", comprising part of pp. 215 - 216 appeared in: An Iona Anthology | F. Marian McNeill, ed. | The Iona Community | Glasgow | 1947 | p. 111.
An extract entitled " Clach Brath", comprising part of p. 230 appeared in: An Iona Anthology | F.Marian McNeill, ed. | The Iona Community | Glasgow | 1947 | p. 113.
An extract entitled "Reilig Odhrain", comprising part of pp. 228 - 229 appeared in : An Iona Anthology | F.Marian McNeill, ed. | The Iona Community | Glasgow | 1947 | p. 120.
An article entitled "The Torranan Rocks", which forms a chapter of the book appeared in: The Scots Magazine | Dundee | January 1938 | pp. 275 - 286.
New Amsterdam | Chicago | 1990
House of Lochar | Colonsay | 1998

Notes:
The crew to whom the book is dedicated is Daisy Gunn.
The photographs illustrating the book were taken by Neil and Daisy Gunn.
The manuscript of this novel was the only one to be handwritten, all the others being typescripts, and is now held at the National Library of Scotland.
This travelogue is the story of an extended holiday taken by Gunn and his wife in an old boat round the Western Isles. The holiday coincided with him giving up his Customs and Excise jog to take up writing full time.

Details from C J L Stokoe's Bibliography