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1912 Ramsay's Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character : Vellum : Scotland

1912 Ramsay's Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character : Vellum : Scotland

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Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character

By Dean Ramsay

Published by T.N. Foulis, Edinburgh, 1912. First This. Hardback, vellum spine with gold title, pp xxviii, 339, [vi]. Illustrated with 16 tipped-in colour plates mounted on captioned stock paper.

Chapters include: Introductory; Scottish religious feelings and observances; On old Scottish conviviality; On the old Scottish domestic servant; Scottish judges; On humour proceeding from Scottish expressions, including Scottish proverbs; On Scottish stories of wit and humour; Conclusions

The tipped- in coloured illustrations are as follows: -- The Kirk Collection. (Frontispiece). The Pillar O The Kirk. A Scottish Baptism. The Weavers Shop. The Weaver. The Shepherd. The Gravedigger. The Snuffer. A Guid Gangin Plea. A Lowland Cottage. The Mutch. The Bonnet Laird. The Beadle. His Day at the Plate. The Lairds Daughter. The Reader.

The 16th edition, of the first 1857 edition of Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character printed on better paper and got up in a more expensive manner including new and piquant anecdotes and a celebrated Court of Session jeu dseprit reproduced in full as an appendix (editors note).

A very good copy of the first Foulis Edition. The vellum spine is very good and the gold title is still bright and clear. Boards also very good. Endpapers fine and inner joints very good. All contents present including all 16 tipped-in plates. Pages clean throughout. No writing or names to the book. Overall a very good clean copy.
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