Description:New clean, tight, unmarked, (Fine) no spine or cover creases, ()...New clean, tight, unmarked, (Fine) no spine or cover creases, () In 1793, the Reverend Buchanan published a searchingly full account of his time spent in the Western Isles between 1782 and 1790. As Missionary Minister, he was well placed to record all aspects of life in the island, and his work has left subsequent generations insight into island life in the 18th century: the social conditions, religious beliefs and superstitions, agriculture and trade systems of the inhabitants. Formerly only av.
Publisher: London: Printed for G. G. J. And J. Robinson, Paternoster Row and J....,
Description:Travel, Culture, History. Facsimile Bound Reprint Edition. 251...Travel, Culture, History. Facsimile Bound Reprint Edition. 251 pages. Paper / Soft cover reprint edition in very good or better condition, slight wear to edges. Overall good copy of this scarce title. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Chapter headings include: CHAPTER I. -A Description of the Western Hebrides / CHAPTER II. -The political State of the Western Hebrides; The principal Proprietors; Tacksmen; Subtenants; Predial Slaves, or Scallags / CHAPTER III. Tacksmen; Subtenants; Scallags; Predial Slaves / CHAPTER IV. Of the Genius, Customs Manners, and Dress of the Western Hebrideans / CHAPTER V. Of St. Kilda / CHAPTER VI. Modes, Implements, and general State of Husbandry / CHAPTER VII. Of Marriages, Baptism, and Burials; with the several singular Ceremonies and Usages / CHAPTER VIII. Oppressive Customs; Tenants fostering their Master's Children without Board Wages; Begging of Cows, Sheep, and Goats, after Marriage; Begging of Wool; Begging of Cocks; Anecdotes / CHAPTER IX. Anecdotes of Prince William Henry Of the Town os Stornaway, in Lewis; Contrast between the Dawnings of Liberty and Comfort opened in Lewis, and the present State of the adjacent Island of Harr / CHAPTER X. -State of Religion in the Western Hebrides; Presbyteries; Synods; Missionaries; Elders Schoolmasters; Catechists.
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