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STEWART, John. Folklore from Whalsay and Shetland. Lerwick : Shetland Amnesty Trust, 2005. First Printing. Pp. (6),3-89,(3).Illustrated. Double column. Oblong 8vo, illustrated blue glossy paper-covered boards, grey lettering to front board and spine. "In 1950 the Shetland scholar John Stewart met James Hamilton Delargy, the great Irish folklorist. Delargy persuaded Stewartto write down his vast knowledge of Shetland lore, and he took up the task with alacrity. During the rest of his life Stewart jotted down notes on th e subject. Published here for the first time, John Stewart's folklore collections, from his native island of Whalsay, and from Shetland as a whole, are a valuable contribution to local studies." - from rear. Contents: 1. The Island of Whalsay: An Introduction; 2. Folklore Notes [includes: superstitions connected with fishing (19-22), the njugl, tellign away the swee, a Shetland reel, runrig, rivlins, Shetland rugs, Da Gjur's kirn, Luggies knowe, froostack, Da Grosteens, the Peights or Peads, Tedor Umfra and the devil, nicknames for people from various parts of Shetland, folklore connected by Laurence Williamson, and others]; 3. Jottings [proverbs, sayings, phrases, maxims, children's games and rhymes, &c.]. With an appendix: "Crofting life in Whalsay". Small bump to mid-spine of rear hinge, else very good. 30.00
Title: Folklore from Whalsay and Shetland. First Edition, hardcover.
Publisher: Shetland Heritage Trust, Lerwick, 2005, ISBN:0954324625:
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