WorldCat Identities

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

Overview
Works: 247 works in 831 publications in 3 languages and 17,210 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Biographies  Catalogs  Biography‡vDictionaries  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator
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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 )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,021 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 )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 884 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 )

24 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and Dutch and held by 813 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 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through four decades of tumultuous history, Allan Pinkerton left an indelible mark. From the Underground Railroad to the Chicago underworld to Pennsylvania and the civil unrest of the notorious Molly Maguires, he took on bandits, bank robbers, kidnappers, spies, and even Jesse James himself. His role in the Civil War was critical: as Lincoln's spymaster, he managed a network of spies who worked behind Confederate lines and tackled espionage at the highest levels in Washington itself. In particular, James Mackay's scrupulously balanced account challenges the conventional view of the controversy surrounding Pinkerton's role in the Peninsular campaign of 1862. Was poor intelligence responsible for prolonging the war?
The dictionary of stamps in color by James A Mackay( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive history of philately, containing over 3000 stamps from every country that has ever issued stamps
An encyclopedia of small antiques by James A Mackay( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postwertzeichen, Briefmarke, Frankomarke ; International ; Lexikon, Enzyklopädie Philatelie
The beginner's guide to coin collecting by James A Mackay( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Polish and held by 470 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
Stamp collecting by James A Mackay( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expert guide to understanding and acquiring wonderful stamps, by one of the world's foremost collectors.--From publisher's description
Turn-of-the-century antiques : an encyclopedia by James A Mackay( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 419 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 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glass paperweights by James A Mackay( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 315 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
Childhood antiques by James A Mackay( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world encyclopedia of coins & coin collecting : the definitive illustrated reference to the world's greatest coins and a professional guide to building a spectacular collection, featuring over 3000 colour images by James A Mackay( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the ultimate expert guide to coins and coin collecting. This is an in-depth introduction to the origins, anatomy and usage of coins looks at the birth of the world's first currencies. Practical advice on evaluating grade and condition that will enable the amateur to gauge the value of their latest acquisitions, and step-by-step techniques show how to restore and preserve coins of all ages. The fully-illustrated country-by-country directory contains concise and lively histories of modern-day territories and ancient regimes, plus engrossing stories of some of the most remarkable coins in existence. This is a full-colour global guide to world coinage, from its origins in the 7th century BC to the present day, featuring coins and collectables for 200 countries. It provides an expert guide to understanding the value and identity of coins, with insights into dates, metals, denominations, shapes, mintmarks, and portraits. This thorough introduction details the history of coin production around the world, from the origins of coinage in the seventh century BC, to its subsequent development by Alexander the Great, Cleopatra and Napoleon, through to its role in today's society. It includes over 3000 life-size colour images of wonderful coins, including the boat-shaped issues of ancient Byzantium, the bronze tokens of the Chinese dynasties, the emergency World War One issues, the Vatican coins, and many more
The complete illustrated guide to stamp collecting by James A Mackay( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 256 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 dictionary of Western sculptors in bronze by James A Mackay( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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 A.

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

Mackay, James Alexander.

Mackay, James Alexander 1936-

Mackay, James Alexander 1936-2007

Mckay, James

Whittington, Peter.

Whittington, Peter 1936-

Whittington Peter 1936-2007

Маккей Дж.

Маккей Джеймс

Маккей, Джеймс Александр

Languages
English (186)

Dutch (2)

Polish (2)