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Image for Farming and the Land: Scottish Life and Society Volume 2: A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology

Farming and the Land: Scottish Life and Society Volume 2: A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology

By: Alexander Fenton; Kenneth Veitch

Price: £35.00

Publisher: John Donald Short Run Press: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005683

ISBN: 1906566054

Condition: As New


Hardcover, As New with As New dustwrapper. First edition, pp xlii, 1172, b&w illustrations, maps and diagrams throughout, indices. An interest in rural life and culture has long been a feature of ethnology in Scotland. This multi-author volume explores a variety of topics on the broad theme of farming and the land. The 43 chapters are divided into ten thematic sections: the environmental setting; settlement, society and landscape; crops and livestock; buildings; the workforce; types of land use; tools, techniques and processes; industry, engineering, communications and trade; writing, museu... View more info

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Rural life in Victorian Aberdeenshire.

By: Alexander, Alexander.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Mercat Press: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006467

ISBN: 187364406X

Condition: Very Good


Softcover in Very Good condition. First edition, with pp168. With glossary of Doric words. Rural life in Victorian Aberdeenshire. View more info

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Salmon-Fishing in Canada.

By: Alexander, Colonel Sir James Edward.

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts.: 1860

Seller ID: 006159

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine, with some slight shelf wear, otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition. With previous owner's name in pencil on FEP. With b&w illustrations. Salmon-Fishing in Canada. View more info

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The Making of Aberdeenshire: A Paper Read Before the Aberdeen Philosophical Society, 20th March, 1888.

By: Alexander, William

Price: £20.00

Publisher: A. Brown & Co.: 1888

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007188

Condition: Very Good


Stapled pamphlet, some light shelfwear and marking, previous owners name on title page, staples rusted but otherwise in Very Good condition commensurate with age. First edition, pp 24. View more info

The Tradition of Scottish Philosophy: A New Perspective on the Enlightenment.

By: Broadie, Alexander.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: John Donald, 2011.: 2011

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2726

Condition: New


Paperback in Mint condition. Revised edition, with pp192, notes, bibliography and index. Many works on Scottish philosophy have concentrated on the Scottish Enlightenment, leading to a seriously distorted picture of Scottish intellectual history. A circle of Scottish philosophers, led by John Mair, gained Europe-wide appreciation for their work two and half centuries before that period, and their work had a major significance for Scottish culture. This study attempts to correct the bias in the history of Scottish thought by giving due attention to the earlier flowering of philosophy, as well a... View more info

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Steam Packets on the Chesapeake: A History of the Old Bay Line Since 1840.

By: Brown, Alexander Crosby.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press.: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003326

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in Very Good condition with dustwrapper in Very Good condition, now in clear archival wrap. First edition, b&w illustrations, index. View more info

Image for Carmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations, with Illustrative Notes on Words, Rites, and Customs, Dying and Obsolete: Orally Collected in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. 6 Volumes Complete.

Carmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations, with Illustrative Notes on Words, Rites, and Customs, Dying and Obsolete: Orally Collected in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. 6 Volumes Complete.

By: Carmichael, Alexander.

Price: £500.00

Publisher: Scottish Academic Press / Oliver & Boyd: 0

Seller ID: 005662

Condition: Very Good


Six Volume Set. Two tone red cloth spine and boards, untrimmed foredges of text block, previous owners personal reference library blind stamp on ffep, dustwrappers spines all have small marks possibly from a splash and a minor marking on front covers where stickers of previous owners personal reference library have been removed (hardly visible), all dustwrappers have some light shelfwear and are now enclosed in a clear archival wrap. Volumes 1-4 are published by Scottish Academic Press during the 1970s as reprints of the Second Edition, Volume 5 is the First Edition published by Oliver and B... View more info

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Education in the Eighteenth Century: Parish of Peterculter, Aberdeenshire.

By: Cormack, Alexander Allan.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Banffshire Journal: 1965

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 003945

Condition: Very Good


Stapled booklet with orange card covers in Very Good condition. Limited edition of 100 (29), pp 71, b&w illustrations. View more info

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The True Nobility: Sketches of the Life and Character of Lord Haddo, Fifth Earl of Aberdeen and of his son The Hon. J. H. H. Gordon.

By: Duff, Alexander.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: The Religious Tract Society: 1868

Seller ID: 005286

Condition: Good


Small hardback in blue cloth covered boards with gilt emblem, faded and worn spine, boards with numerous marks and wear on edges but otherwise in Good condition. With frontispiece picture of Haddo House, with pp166. Sketches of the Life and Character of Lord Haddo, Fifth Earl of Aberdeen and of his son The Hon. J. H. H. Gordon. View more info

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The Food of the Scots: Scottish Life and Society Volume 5, A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology Volume 5 (Scottish Life & Society)

By: Fenton, Alexander.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: John Donald Publishers Ltd: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005685

ISBN: 0859766969

Condition: As New


Hardcover in As New condition with As New dustwrapper. First edition, pp xxviii, 491, b&w illustrations, index. Food, like procreation, is one of the major concerns of the human race. It affects every aspect of life, at all social levels. In Scotland, as elsewhere, the farther back in time we go the more the daily diet is related to the local environment. This book explores the nature of food in the past, including game and wild plants, cereals and dairy products, flesh and drink, whether home-brewed ale or wines from abroad. Through extensive research and examination of long-held customs, th... View more info

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North East Farming Life: A Companion to the Exhibition 'Weel Vrocht Grun'.

By: Fenton, Alexander.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Aden: North East of Scotland Agricultural Heritage Centre: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005660

Condition: Fine


Stapled pamphlet with illustrated card covers, some very light shelfwear to spine but otherwise in Fine condition. First edition, unpaginated but pp 30, colour illustrations. View more info

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Scottish Country Life.

By: Fenton, Alexander.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: John Donald Publishers Ltd: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006876

ISBN: 0859760111

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback in green cover with gilt titles. With pp255, b&w illustrtions, maps and diagrams, with index. FIRST EDITION. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. The history of Scottish Country Life. View more info

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North East Farming Life: A Companion to the Exhibition 'Weel Vrocht Grun'.

By: Fenton, Alexander.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Banff and Buchan Districrt Council.: 1987

Seller ID: 007081

Condition: Very Good


Stapled booklet with illustrated covers 21 x 20 cm. With pp30, (unpaginated) colour illustrations. North East Farming Life: A Companion to the Exhibition 'Weel Vrocht Grun'. View more info

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The 48th Highlanders of Toronto, Canadian Militia: The Origin and History of this Regiment, and a Short Account of the Highland Regiments from Time to Time Stationed in Canada.

By: Fraser, Alexander.

Price: £350.00

Publisher: Toronto, E.L. Ruddy: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006927

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in cloth tartan style cloth covered boards with red titles and seal, some light shelfwear, slight fading to spine and rubbing to edges and corners, some weakening to internal hinges but still holding, some slight mottling and light bumping to rear cover but otherwise in Very Good condition commensurate with age. First edition, dedication on front endpaper: "To the Warrant Officer's Staff Sgts and Sgts, The Gordon Highlanders - Compliments of William Hendrie, Lt Col, Commander, 48th Highlanders, 1913", pp 128, b&w illustrations, adverts to rear. View more info

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Under the Crusie or Saturday Nights at a Buchan Farm in the Middle of the Last Century

By: Gibson, Alexander.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: D. Wyllie & Sons: 1916

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003874

Condition: Fine


Hardcover with original green cloth covered boards with gilt titles and illustrations, some very light edgewear but otherwise in Fine condition. First edition, pp 144. A collection of North-East poetry. View more info

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Military Survey of Scotland, 1747-55: A Critique

By: Graeme Whittington; Alexander Gibson

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Historical Geography Research Group: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006664

ISBN: 1870074009

Condition: Very Good


Stapled pamphlet, some creasing to spine but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 66, b&w illustrations. View more info

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A Manual of the Timbers of the World: Their Characteristics and Uses.

By: Howard, Alexander L.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: MacMillan & Co. Ltd.: 1948

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 004999

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in original cloth covered boards with gilt titles on spine, some light shelfwear and corners slightly bumped, small mark to front board but otherwise in Very Good condition. Third Updated edition, pp xxiii, 751, b&w illustrations throughout, classifications, indices. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. View more info

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The Donean Tourist: Giving an Account of the Battles, Castles, Gentlemen's Seats, Families, with their Origin, Armorial Ensigns, Badges of Distinction.

By: Laing, Alexander.

Price: £450.00

Publisher: Aberdeen, J. Booth: 1828

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005457

Condition: Fine


Hardback rebound in Fine terracotta buckram binding for Tillypronie Shooting Estate, with gilt titles to spine, rough cut pages, some light spotting to pages but otherwise in Fine condition. First edition, pp viii, 475, editor's note bound in at title page. The Donean Tourist: Giving an Account of the Battles, Castles, Gentlemen's Seats, Families, with their Origin, Armorial Ensigns, Badges of Distinction. Very Scarce Title View more info

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Inverness names: Personal Names and Surnames of the Town of Inverness.

By: Macbain, Alexander.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: The Northern Counties Printing and Publishing Company.: 1895

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005039

ISBN: 1854373250

Condition: Very Good


Hardback with slight browning to endpapers, otherwise in Fine Condition. With appendices and index. Chapters include: Christian Names and surnames therefrom, Patronyms, Names of rank and occupation, Descriptive names and nicknames, Local or place names, Foreign and doubtful ot difficult names. Appendices: Inverness Town Councils of 1681 and 1651. Names of leading citizens in 1681, Provosts of Inverness from 1720 to 1895. View more info

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James Beattie 'The Minstrel'. Some Unpublished Letters.

By: Mackie, Alexander.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Aberdeen Daily Journal: 1908

Seller ID: 006961

Condition: Very Good


Stapled booklet in illustrated card covers, in Very Good condition. First edition, VERY SCARCE. With pp55. James Beattie 'The Minstrel'. Some Unpublished Letters. View more info