Helenore; or The Fortunate Shepherdess. A Pastoral Tale. To which is added The Life of the Author, Comprehending A Particular Description of the Romantic Place where he Lived, and an Account of the Manners and Amusements of the People at that Period, by his Grandson, The Rev. Alexander Thomson, Minister of Lentrathen.

  • Ross, Alexander
  • Dundee: Printed by A. Smith & Co. for the Editor 1812


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8vo, pp. liv, [ii], 144. Near-contemporary half calf, marbled boards, spine divided by double gilt rules, black morocco label, other compartments tooled in blind. Somewhat soiled and marked. Binding rubbed and worn. Ownership inscription of Janet Alexander, Schoolhouse, Monikie, to first page, inscription to Wm. Alexander to flyleaf, binder’s ticket of S. Gellatly, Arbroath, to pastedown.


A provincially-printed edition of Ross's poem, with local provenance: printed in Dundee, it was owned by Janet Alexander of the village of Monikie, 10 miles along the coast, and bound by Stewart Gellatly of Arbroath, a further ten miles further east. SBTI records Gellatly as being active between 1825 and 1852.

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