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The Old Red Sandstone, or New Walks in an Old Field



Winner in the Research category for Scotland’s National Book Awards 2023

Facsimile edition of this classic book first published in 1841.

Ross-shire-born polymath Hugh Miller (1802-56), self-educated stonemason, geologist and writer, was famous in his lifetime across the English-speaking world.

On one level, The Old Red Sandstone, is a description of the geology of Cromarty, Ross-shire, with diversions into its scenery, history and folklore, but it is also an autobiographical memoir and work of literature. On its first publication it became enormously popular.

This edition is published in two volumes, shrink-wrapped. Volume 2 reprints the original, and now rare, first edition in facsimile with notes and glossary. Volume 1 explores how Miller wrote his book and why it was so important.


Published by NMSE – Publishing

Original book by Hugh Miller

Edited, with a critical study and notes, by
Dr Michael A. Taylor and Professor Ralph O’Connor

Foreword by James Robertson

234 x 156mm

62 col + b/w photographs and illustrations (in Volume 1)

Paperback x 2

ISBN: 9781910682258

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