Oxford University Press, 1926, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
B/w. frontis. photo. of the so-called 'House of Commons' at Newhaven, consisting of retired fishermen, who, among others, assisted the author with this book; contents include: Foreword; Introduction; Spelling Adopted; Abbreviations; Pronunciation in the Lothians and Fife; Comparisons of the Dialects of Central Scotland; Grammar; Christian Names; Surnames; Place-Names; Days, Months, and Terms; Calls to Animals; Proverbs and Sayings; Verses and Riddles; Meetings and Partings and conversations about Health; Threats and Abuse; Food and Drink; Character; Miscellaneous Phrases; Specimen Verses; The Spelling of Scotch; & a Dictionary. List of contents to front. We also have for sale two other first edition books by this author: "Lowland Scotch as Spoken in the Lower Strathearn district of Perthshire" & "The Dialect of Robert Burns as Spoken in Central Ayrshire" Size: Octavo (standard book size). 276 pages. Spine has worked loose at one edge & been re-glued in position. Deckled edges (rough cut). Gilt titles spine. small closed tear to top margin of page 135/6. green cloth. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language & Linguistics; Genealogy & Local History; Scottish Verse; Scotch Language; Scotland; Reference. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3788.