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Tir A'Mhurain - Outer Hebrides

Tir A'Mhurain - Outer Hebrides


Title: Tir A'Mhurain - Outer Hebrides
Author: Photography by Paul Strand & Commentary by Basil Davidson
Publisher: MacGibbon & Kee, London
Date: 1962


Hardback - 1st Edition with original dust cover - RARE

  • Additional Product Information

    Renowned American modern realist photographer Paul Strand (1890-1976) visited South Uist in the Outer Hebrides in 1954 and his visit resulted in this book Tir a'Mhurain('the land of bent grass’) . 

    As a realist history played an important part in Strand’s narrative and this collection of images evoke the natural and cultural forces that shaped the island communities of the Outer Hebrides.

    "Tir a’Mhurain is an account of Gaelic culture and a defence of a way of life that Strand valued and respected. Along with studies of fishermen, families, schoolchildren and farmers, images of houses and possessions reveal a compelling beauty in the everyday. The elements that characterise the islands, both past and present, are subtly combined in many of the portraits." (

  • Condition Notes

    Overall good condition.

    The Original dust cover has seen better days with multiple tears and and rubbing. It has been repaired where possible and it does remain an integral part of this rare edition.

    There is a water stain on the bottom part of the front cover board.

    The inside pages and photography are all brioght and and clean.

    Please check the images associated with this Book to gain a clear insight into the book's condition and if you require further details please send an email enquiry.


    If you have an interest in this work we would recommend an online viewing and to contact us to arrange an appointment.

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