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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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The Land Out There: A Scottish Land Anthology.

By: Bruce, George and Rennie, Frank.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Aberdeen University Press, 1991. 0080409075: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 468

ISBN: 0080409075

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in very good condition. First edition, pp xvi, 342. with colour photographs, list of illustrations, list of colour plates, preface, acknowledgements, prologue, epilogue, glossary and index of authors and sources. An anthology that ranges from the discriptive geology of the Scotland of Hugh Miller and Archibald Geikie, through childhood experiences (including Kesson, Muir, Derwent, MacDiarmid, Burns, Gunn and Crichton Smith), and the travellers Sandy Stewart and Betsy White, to the main issues, the character of the people of the land of Scotland, the yield of the land, the changes, an... View more info

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Field and Fern or Scottish Flocks & Herds (North).

By: Dixon, H.H.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Rogerson & Tuxford: 1865

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004356

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in original red cloth covered boards with gilt titles and details, spine professionally rebacked, some small marks to front board, corners worn and some shelfwear but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 373, b&w illustrations, publishers advertisements to rear. View more info

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Jim Clark: Tribute to a Champion.

By: Dymock, Eric.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: G T Foulis & Co Ltd: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005984

ISBN: 0854299823

Condition: Fine


Hardback in Near Fine condition, complete with dustwrapper, also in Fine condition. With colour and b&w illustrations. First edition. With pp256 and index. This classic of motor racing celebrates the life and achievements of Jim Clark (1936-1968), World Champion 1963 and 1965. A royalty on every copy sold in Britain will be donated to the Jim Clark Trust. Patrons Sir Jackie Stewart, David Coulthard, Dario Franchitti and Allan McNish celebrate the new edition, Sir Jackie describing Clark as '...the best racing driver I ever raced with and against'. Three times Le Mans winner Allan McNish: '... 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

Selections from the Monymusk Papers (1713-1755).

By: Hamilton, Henry (Editor).

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Scottish History Society, 1945.: 0

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in Very Good condition; original green cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt motif to front cover; no dustwrapper (as issued?); pages lxxx, 255, plus 7 page Report of the Fifty-seventh Annual Meeting of the SHS; 16 page member list and 12 page publications list; 3 folding maps. Representation of life on an Aberdeenshire estate on Donside during the 18th century. Bookplate of David Murray Burns on front endpaper. S3. View more info

As Good as a Holiday: Potato Harvesting in the Lothians from 1870 to the Present.

By: Holmes, Heather.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Tuckwell Press, 2000. 1862320616: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 352

ISBN: 1862320616

Condition: Fine


Paperback in Fine condition, first edition, ppxvi, 334. With b&w photographs, illustrations and maps. In Scotland the potato harvest has been the last large-scale agricultural process to be completely mechanized. Until recently, it was undertaken by a large number of people, from servants to school children. This book examines that work in an area of Scotland famous for its potato growing. S3. View more info

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Glitter of Mica.

By: Kesson, Jessie.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1963

Seller ID: 006329

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in green covers with gilt titles, in Very Good condition, with dustwrapper, price-clipped, otherwise also in Very Good condition, in a clear, archival wrapper. Fiction set in rural Aberdeenshire. Glitter of Mica tells the story of Caldwell, an isolated Scottish farming community. The changing fortun es of the parish over thirty years are seen through the eyes of the Riddel family. View more info

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Scottish Rural Society in the Sixteenth Century

By: Sanderson, Margaret H. B.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: John Donald: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005918

ISBN: 0859760278

Condition: Fine


Hardcover with gilt titles in Fine condition, dustwrapper in Fine condition. First edition, pp ix, 286, place names, events, glossary, index. View more info

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Gweed Gear Sma' Buik: An Anthology of North-East Poetry, Songs and Prose.

By: Taylor, Alistair & Wheeler, Les.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Graphics and Printing Dept, School Resources Centre, Aberdeen. 1989.: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 108

Condition: Very Good


First edition paperback, signed by both editors. In very good condition with some shelfwear and very slight creasing. Pp200, with table of contents, foreword by James A.D.Michie, Director of Education. B&w illustrations, music bars, glossary of Scots words, and bibliography. A wide selection of poetry, songs and prose by Scottish authors, including Sheena Blackhall, David Toulmin, David Buchan, Lewis Grassick Gibbon, and many more. Edited by Alistair Taylor and Les Wheeler. Sections include The Scots Tongue, Children's songs and stories, Farming, the Sea, Weather and Seasons, Birds and Beas... View more info