The English Fair..
Bound in original blue cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper, which has slight wear at tail of spine and on rear wrapper; otherwise a fine copy.
4to. 8 x 10.75 inches. vii + [i] + 240 pp.
Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Pictorial endpapers. Decorated by colour vignette on title page and by publisher's device on verso.
A well illustrated history of fairs in England from Saxon times through the great fairs of the Middle Ages, to the present day. It examines why modern fairs are based on entertainment rather than trade, and their transformation into the important livestock and specialist events of the regions. David Kerr Cameron (1928-2003) was an author from Aberdeenshire who published several tittles on rural life in the north east lowlands, in addition to his main career as a journalist on the Daily Telegraph.
[Stock No. 25225]