Book of Dumfriesshire : History, Lore, Names, Places, Worthies. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: RUSSELL, James Anderson.

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RUSSELL, James Anderson. The Book of Dumfriesshire : History, Lore, Names, Places, Worthies. Dumfries: Blacklock Farries and Sons Ltd., 1964. First Printing. Pp. (4),[v]-viii,(2),[1]-283,(3), folding map, + 28 p. of black andwhite plates. Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "A page or two of 'The Book of Dumfriesshire' will be enough to prove that you are dealing with no ordinary shire. Dumfriesshire, in fact, is a sadly underrated county. Not alone does it lack nothing in glamour compared with the neighbouring Galloway, but, in respect of Border associations, it is almost the county par excellence. The author, however, does not forget to remind us that at Ruthwell is to be viewed our most precious relic of ancient Christianity. Also that St Mungo laboured in Annandale before he went to Clydesdale. Nor does he overlook the Roman legions encamped at Birrens, an archaeological site unrivalled in Scotland. So with the 'Queen of the South' and the coutny's other norted burghs. Their development is all set forth. Neither are the parishes overlooked nor the rich contributions of the 'Dales'. We look, too, at great figures like Carlyle, Telford, Burns. And at world-famous heroines like Annie Laurie and Fair Helen of Kirkconnell, as tt the romantic lovers of Gretna Green. Whether or not you are a 'Doon-hamer', these pages, with their varied text and pictures, will assuredly delight andinstruct you." - from the dustjacket. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 2 5.00

Title: Book of Dumfriesshire : History, Lore, Names, Places, Worthies. First Edition in dustjacket.

Author Name: RUSSELL, James Anderson.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Blacklock Farries & Sons Ltd., Dumfries, 1964,:

Seller ID: 103700

Keywords: SCOTLAND SCOTTISH HISTORY DUMFRIES,