WorldCat Identities

Mackay, James A. (James Alexander) 1936-2007

Overview
Works: 221 works in 731 publications in 4 languages and 16,537 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Catalogs  Handbooks and manuals  Guidebooks  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: HE6196, B
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Most widely held works about James A Mackay
 
Most widely held works by James A Mackay
William Wallace : brave heart by James A Mackay( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Sir William Wallace and attempts to separate the myths and legends that surround him from the reality of his life
Michael Collins : a life by James A Mackay( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collins had a crucial role in working out the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 1921, but on the outbreak of the savage civil war of 1922-23 he conducted the campaign against the anti-Treaty rebels with flair and ruthless energy. When Griffith died suddenly on 12 August 1922, Collins became head of state as well as commander-in-chief of the army. Ten days later, while on a tour of inspection in his home county, General Collins was ambushed by the IRA and fatally shot. He was only 31 years old
The Guinness book of stamps : facts & feats by James A Mackay( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and Dutch and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A record of facts and feats concerning postage stamps, postal services, postal stationery and labels, stamp design, and production technology
Allan Pinkerton : the first private eye by James A Mackay( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Scotland, Allan Pinkerton arrived in America with a solitary silver dollar in his pocket and - as legend has it - the law hot on his heels. A cooper by trade, he might have spent his life making barrels but for a fateful trip in the summer of 1846. On an uninhabited island, where he had gone to cut saplings for barrel staves, Pinkerton happened upon a thicket where a blackened patch suggested a recent fire. To Pinkerton, it also suggested something was amiss. In what became his very first case, the young cooper employed his acute powers of deductive reasoning, patience, and perseverance that would become the hallmarks of his modus operandi. His dogged determination (and several damp, cold, lonely nocturnal vigils) paid off when a gang of counterfeiters was discovered. The modern detective was born
An encyclopedia of small antiques by James A Mackay( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dictionary of stamps in color by James A Mackay( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive history of philately, containing over 3000 stamps from every country that has ever issued stamps
The beginner's guide to coin collecting by James A Mackay( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Polish and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains all the information necessary for starting a coin collection, how to develop your collection and over 100 color photographs and diagrams of coins
The world encyclopedia of coins & coin collecting by James A Mackay( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive illustrated reference to the world's greatest coins and a professional guide to building a spectacular collection, featuring over 3000 color images
Turn-of-the-century antiques : an encyclopedia by James A Mackay( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of world stamps, 1945-1975 by James A Mackay( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and Spanish and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The animaliers : a collector's guide to the animal sculptors of the 19th & 20th centuries by James A Mackay( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stamp collecting by James A Mackay( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small encyclopedia of philately and stamp collecting
The complete guide to stamps & stamp collecting : the ultimate illustrated reference to over 3000 of the world's best stamps, and a professional guide to starting and perfecting a spectacular collection by James A Mackay( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces philately or stamp collecting, including its history, illustrations of stamps from around the world, and the growth of "Cinderellas," stamps once overlooked but now considered collectibles
World encyclopedia of stamps & stamp collecting : the ultimate illustrated reference to over 3000 of the world's best stamps, and a professional guide to starting and perfecting a spectacular collection by James A Mackay( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thorough introduction to the evolution of the adhesive stamp and other philatelic meterial, which allows the beginner and experienced enthusiast to understand both the history and value of their collection
Childhood antiques by James A Mackay( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiques of the future; a guide for collectors and investors by James A Mackay( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vagabond of verse : Robert Service : a biography by James A Mackay( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RB : a biography of Robert Burns by James A Mackay( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete illustrated guide to stamp collecting by James A Mackay( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents instructions for such aspects of stamp collecting as detaching stamps, housing one's collection, and mounting stamps for display; provides guidance for collecting sea, railway, airmail, and wartime mail; discusses various types of issues, labels, and postmarks; and features more than five hundred stamps from around the world
The world of classic stamps; 1840-1870 by James A Mackay( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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William Wallace : brave heart
Alternative Names

controlled identityAngus, Ian, 1936-2007

controlled identityFinlay, William, 1936-2007

controlled identityGarden, Bruce, 1936-2007

controlled identityWhittington, Peter, 1936-2007

Angus, Ian 1936-

Angus Ian 1936-2007

Angus, Ian, pseud.

Finlay, William.

Finlay, William 1936-

Finlay William 1936-2007

Garden, Bruce.

Garden, Bruce 1936-

Garden Bruce 1936-2007

James A. Mackay britischer Schriftsteller, Historiker und Philatelist

James A. Mackay Brits historicus (1936-2007)

Mackay, J. 1936-

Mackay, J. A. 1936-

Mackay, J. A. (James Alexander), 1936-

Mackay, J. (James), 1936-

Mackay, James.

Mackay, James 1936-

Mackay, James 1936-2007

Mackay, James Alexander.

Mackay, James Alexander 1936-

Mackay, James Alexander 1936-2007

Mckay, James

Whittington, Peter.

Whittington, Peter 1936-

Whittington Peter 1936-2007

Маккей, Джеймс Александр

Languages
English (156)

Spanish (2)

Polish (2)

Dutch (2)

Covers
Michael Collins : a lifeAllan Pinkerton : the first private eyeThe world encyclopedia of coins & coin collectingStamp collectingThe complete guide to stamps & stamp collecting : the ultimate illustrated reference to over 3000 of the world's best stamps, and a professional guide to starting and perfecting a spectacular collectionWorld encyclopedia of stamps & stamp collecting : the ultimate illustrated reference to over 3000 of the world's best stamps, and a professional guide to starting and perfecting a spectacular collectionThe complete illustrated guide to stamp collecting