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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

Lost Badenoch and Strathspey

By: Bishop, Bruce B.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2011

Seller ID: 003342

ISBN: 1841589632

Condition: As New


With b&w illustrations.Badenoch and Strathspey is a land of many contrasts, and in modern times a land of many uses. Not always has it been the playground of winter sports enthusiasts and a mecca for tourists - for centuries the mountains which protected the province of Moray to the north and the Highland glens to the west were an obstacle to travel and a haven for cattle thieves and reivers. In this fascinating book, illustrated with over 100 period photographs, Bruce B. Bishop explores the changing face of the area over millennia, from the Ice Age, Pictish and Celtic times through the coming... 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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Mains Again: A Sequel to "Mains's Wooin." - A Drama of Northern Rural Life: with Music.

By: Greig, Gavin.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: D. Wyllie & Son: 1913

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006980

Condition: Very Good


Stapled pamphlet with illustrated card covers, some light fading to spine but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, Authors initialed compliments on front cover (see scan of book), pp 50. A Drama of Northern Rural Life: with Music. VERY SCARCE TITLE View more info

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Main's Wooin': A Drama of Northern Rural Life with the original music.

By: Greig, Gavin.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Aberdeen City Council, 1996. 0946920141: 1996

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 818

ISBN: 0946920141

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, Very Good condition. New edition [1912], pp viii, 59, 14 plates of original music scans. A classic doric play, including the scans of original sheet music. S10. View more info

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Mains's Wooin: A Drama of Northern Rural Life.

By: Grieg, Gavin.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: P. Scrogie Ltd.: 1909

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006979

Condition: Very Good


Brown card covers, black titles with faded gilt outline, some light shelfwear and rubbing but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, "With the Author's Kind Regards, G.G." written in ink on title page, pp 58. Very Scarce Signed Copy. View more info

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Memories of Forestry and Travel: Uganda, Mexico, Britain, Brussels and Beyond (Radcliffe Press)

By: Hummel, F.C.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Radcliffe Press: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004889

ISBN: 186064726X

Condition: Fine


Hardcover with previous owners dedication on fep but otherwise in Fine condition with dustwrapper with some very light shelfwear, previous owner has made some small corrections to synopsis on dw but otherwise in Near Fine condition. First edition, pp xi, 249, b&w illustrations throughout, index. Publishers synopsis: Forests are not only the subject and setting of myths, romances and legends but are also vital to human survival. Fred Hummel's fascinating life was spent in forestry and, for four decades across the world, he followed what was for him both profession and vocation. Fred Hummel's e... View more info

Walking The Line: A Curious Walker's Guide to the Formartine and Buchan Way.

By: McLeman, Janet M.

Price: £9.90

Publisher: Great North of Scotland Railway Association: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003401

ISBN: 0902343289

Condition: New


Illustrated card covers, New. First edition, colour illustrations throughout. The Formartine and Buchan Way is the long distance footpath following the disused railway line linking the fishing ports of Fraserburgh and Peterhead with Aberdeen. It traverses the heartlands of rural Aberdeenshire, a land of prehistoric monuments, medieval castles, ruined churches and abbeys, scenes of ferocious religious conflicts, Jacobite strongholds, abandoned mills, the planned villages and elegant mansions of the improving lairds and the only hill carvings in Scotland. A valuable wild life corridor, the Forma... View more info

Farm Life 1900-2000

By: Murray, Harold Morrison.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Self-Published: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005801

Condition: Very Good


Stapled pamphlet with illustrated card cover, some slight shelfwear but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 40, b&w illustrations. Farm Life 1900-2000: One Hundred Years of Rural Life. View more info

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Days Gone Bye 1923-2010 Rural Life

By: Mutch, Janie

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Self-Published: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006635

Condition: Very Good


Spiralbound card covers, some small marks but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 125, b&w illustrations. A diary of the Tilquhillie and District WRI. 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 Horseman's Word: Blacksmiths and Horsemanship in Twentieth Century Scotland.

By: Neat, Timothy.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Birlinn, 2002. 1841580945: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 631

ISBN: 1841580945

Condition: Fine


Large paperback in Fine condition. FIRST EDITION. Ppxxi, 282. With preface and b&w illustrations. This work is the last volume of Timothy Neat's quintet of books on Highland life in the 20th century; appropriately it moves beyond the Highlands to embrace the whole of Scotland. It presents, in words and pictures, a group of 12 Scottish horsemen, blacksmiths and rural workers. S7. View more info

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Fermfolk and Fisherfolk: Rural Life in Northern Scotland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.

By: Smith, John S. & Stevenson, David.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Aberdeen University Press, 1989. 0080377335: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 111

ISBN: 0080377335

Condition: Fine


First edition paperback in Fine condition. Pp ix,101, with b&w photographs and illustrations, maps and tables. An account of the changes and developments in the housing of the rural communities of northern Scotland - in new crofts, planned villages and fishing settlements, mostly designed to house labourers, craftsmen, merchants and fishermen and thus aid economic development. S3. View more info