File Name Rollinson1974
Call Number DA 670 L1 R63 1974
Title Life & Tradition in the Lake District by William Rollinson with 193 Photographs, 39 Text Illustrations, and a Map. Drawings by David Kirk.
Short Title Life and Tradition in the Lake District
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Dedication For my mother and in memory of my father - a countryman at heart
Imprint London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.
Edition 1
Publication Date 1974
Volumes 1
Pages 206
Copies 1
SFU Catalogue Original Bibliography 205 p. ill. Bibliography: p. 193-197. Includes index.
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Title URI http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10365365
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            Life and Tradition in the Lake District is William Rollinson’s attempt to record a disappearing way of life. Using diagrams, photographs, and detailed prose descriptions, he offers an informed view of Lake District customs, superstitions, craft forms of production, and pre-industrial farming techniques. Popular sport and leisure activities are also discussed, with special emphasis on foxhunting. There are some references to literary figures like Wordsworth and Ruskin, but Rollinson’s focus is on the lives of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century dalesmen, not on their representation in art. Reproductions of old handbills, diary entries, and magazine advertisements are also included, as if to authenticate Rollinson’s portrayal of the past. Supplementary notes, a glossary of dialect terms, and a full index conclude the volume. Life and Tradition in the Lake District will interest anyone with a passion for the Lake District or for the social history of England. The volume is made of very fine materials, and the SFU LDC copy is in excellent condition; it is bound in green gilt-embossed cloth with white paper jacket in tact.

Format Other
Plate Count 232
Map Count 1
Illustrations Black and White Only
Photographs Black and White Only
Tables No
Binding Colour green
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