The Scottish Gael; or Celtic Manners, as Preserved Among the Highlanders, James Logan, 1831
The Scottish Gael; or Celtic Manners, as Preserved Among the Highlanders: Being an Historical and Descriptive Account of the Inhabitants, Antiquities, and National Peculiarities of Scotland; More Particularly of the Northern, or Gaelic Parts of the Country, where the Singular Habits of the Aboriginal Celts are Most Tenaciously Retained, by James Logan. 2 Volume Set complete.
Published by Smith, Elder, and Co., London, 1831. Subscriber's large paper copy. First edition.
A very good calf leather set of hardbacks with gilt decals, lightly raised bands, and red morocco labels. Marbled endpapers with the bookplate of John Dunbar, Sea Park (from Moray, who made his name in shipping, and his Sea Park estate name inspired the naming of a ship). Covers with some scuffing and bumping. Soundly bound.
The original text within is very good - bright and clean throughout, with some very attractive colour plates. Also illustrated in black and white in the text. Some minor spotting to endpapers and titles. Marbled edges to text block. A handsome set.
Text in English.
Vol. I: xxviii + 384pp + Plates.
Vol. II: Prelims + 436pp + Plates.
Weight: approximately 1736g (unpacked weight).
Each volume approximately 245mm tall x 160mm wide x 28-30mm deep.