Scottish Home Industries/Ealadhna Dvthchasach Na H-Alba
Dingwall Lewis Monro 1895
xvi, 184 pp, published without a title page - later attributed to Provost Alexander Ross. 4to. Ivory cloth covered boards with spring of heather and title lettering on upper board in Gaelic and English. Boards a little soiled else very good. A detailed account of local Scottish industries - weaving, linen etc., as co-ordinated by the Scottish Home Industries Association. Illustrated with drawings (by Mrs Munro Ferguson) and some photographs. The Scottish Home Industries Association was founded by the Countess of Rosebery, reputedly at the time one of the richest women in the UK, and aimed to promote the sale of and ensure a fair payment to workers making household crafts, and in particular in the Western Isles, tweed. This arose out of the then contemporary Victorian backlash to mass industry. Lists makers featured in the book many of whom were women.