Rare Islay Books raise £1500 for Oxfam

The Aberdeen Oxfam shop informs the Ileach that it has sold the two rare old books by G. Gregory Smith, ('The Stent Book and Acts of the Balliary of Islay 1718-1843', published in 1890 and 'The Book of Islay of 1895') for the sum of £1,500. We understand that the purchaser is from Islay and wishes to remain anonymous. The sale was highlighted in the last issue of the Ileach and on the Islay Weblog, sealed bids were invited, and we are delighted that the sum raised to further Oxfam’s work was double the reserve of £750. Marion from the Aberdeen Oxfam Shop contacted the Ileach to say: 'Thanks for all your help. To have raised £1,500 is fantastic, and we are glad to know the books will be returning home to Islay.'

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Saturday, 12 April 2008
"... we are glad to know the books will be returning home to Islay!" I think that's great, as is the amount raised of course!

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Saturday, 12 April 2008
Yeah that's really good news. I will give this information to my pal on Islay. He has both books and will love to hear about the potential value of them. I was lucky enough to have a good look at both of them and it's so very interesting to read. I wish I had them at home....