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Rush-Bearing

£45.00

Product description

Sub title "An account of the old custom of strewing rushes; carrying rushes to church; the rush cart; Garlands in churches; Morris-Dancers; thje Wakes; the Rush."
In the middle ages rushes were used on the floor of both homes and churches. This was partly for insulation, partly to absorb moisture and dirt. The replenishment of the church flooring became a local festival, often on the Saint's day of the particular church. This book records the later manifestations of this custom which continued until the early twentieth century.
Book and Crystal hardback. The cloth covered boards are somewhat grubby. The spine cover is completely detached but is, thankfully, retained within the book so that repair is possible. The boards show corner wear. There is a label of the Torquay natural history society on the reverse of the front cover. The frontispiece, a monochrome picture of Uppermill Wakes, has a protective transparency. Two previous owner's names on the title page. This book is 376 of a limited edition of 500 copies.Numerous line drawings and photograph reproductions. There are some pencil lines alongside paragraphs and p 3 has a pencil comment at its lower edge. One photograph has come loose; as it has no page number or illustration number its original position is slightly in doubt but it is thought to to lie opposite p 75.
A really fascinating book which, with a little TLC, could be restored to splendid condition.

Item details

Added value:
First edition of limited run.
Author(s):
Alfred Burton
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
25 x 19 cm approx
Edition:
1891
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
189
Publisher:
Brook and Chrystal
Title:
Rush-Bearing

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Sub title "An account of the old custom of strewing rushes; carrying rushes to church; the rush cart; Garlands in churches; Morris-Dancers; thje Wakes; the Rush."
In the middle ages rushes were used on the floor of both homes and churches. This was partly for insulation, partly to absorb moisture and dirt. The replenishment of the church flooring became a local festival, often on the Saint's day of the particular church. This book records the later manifestations of this custom which continued until the early twentieth century.
Book and Crystal hardback. The cloth covered boards are somewhat grubby. The spine cover is completely detached but is, thankfully, retained within the book so that repair is possible. The boards show corner wear. There is a label of the Torquay natural history society on the reverse of the front cover. The frontispiece, a monochrome picture of Uppermill Wakes, has a protective transparency. Two previous owner's names on the title page. This book is 376 of a limited edition of 500 copies.Numerous line drawings and photograph reproductions. There are some pencil lines alongside paragraphs and p 3 has a pencil comment at its lower edge. One photograph has come loose; as it has no page number or illustration number its original position is slightly in doubt but it is thought to to lie opposite p 75.
A really fascinating book which, with a little TLC, could be restored to splendid condition.

Added value:
First edition of limited run.
Author(s):
Alfred Burton
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
25 x 19 cm approx
Edition:
1891
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
189
Publisher:
Brook and Chrystal
Title:
Rush-Bearing

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