1841582077 Good; Softcover; Light-to-moderate shelfwear to the covers; Small oil stain to lower right corner of the back cover and last endpaper; Text pages are clean & unmarked; Binding is excellent with a straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Medium Format (8.5" - 9.75" tall); Light purple and tan covers with title in light blue and white lettering; 2005, Birlinn Ltd; 753 pages; "The Gaelic Otherworld: Superstitions Of The Highlands And Islands Of Scotland And Witchcraft & Second Sight In The Highlands & Islands," by Ronald Black & John Gregorson Campbell. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: John Gregorson Campbell (1836-91) was one of a number of outstanding folklorists who collected and published the traditions of their native Highlands and Islands during the second half of the nineteenth century and the first few years of the twentieth. In addition to a trail-blazing introduction which places these Highland beliefs firmly in their social context, Ronald Black provides substantial explanatory endnotes and a comprehensive new index, all of which allow The Gaelic Otherworld to take its proper place as a classic of world folklore.
About the Author: John Gregorson Campbell became minister of Tiree in 1861 and faithfully served the people of that island for the rest of his life. His appointment to the parish was against the wishes of the congregation, probably because they knew of, and disapproved of, his very unhealthy interest in superstitions, witchcraft and second sight. Ronald Black was until recently Senior Lecturer in Celtic at Edinburgh University. He is Gaelic editor of The Scotsman. He has written numerous articles and also edited An Tuil, an anthology of twentieth century Gaelic verse, which was received with enormous critical acclaim in 1999. Ronald Black lives in Peebles.
Title: The Gaelic Otherworld: Superstitions Of The ...
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Book Condition: Good
Book Description MacLehose ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION), Glasgow, 1900. Original Dark Blue Cloth. Condition: Near Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. The original first edition of "Superstititions of the Highands and Islands of Scotland" by Campbell - recently reprinted together with Campbells witchcraft as "The Gaelic Otherworld". John Gregorson Campbell was the Minister of the Island of Tiree. Study of Scottish folklore and beliefs in the 19th century. Campbell travelled the Highlands and Islands collecting tales xx+318p. Book clean and tight but has some wear of the spine edges and corners and the gilt titling on the spine is a little dull. No other marks or signatures but front and rear endpapers nicely browned as usual. See scans. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 008609
Book Description Birlinn Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P021841582077
Book Description Birlinn Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1841582077
Book Description Birlinn Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P011841582077
Book Description Birlinn Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111841582077