Lives of Scottish Poets; With Portraits and Vignettes.

  • [Robertson, Joseph, ed.]
  • London: Printed for Thomas Boys 1822


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3 vols., 12mo, pp. [vi], 198, [iv], 180; [vi], 179, [1], [iv], 180; [vi], 178, [vi], 180 + 6 frontispieces. Contemporary half black calf, marbled boards, red morocco labels, other compartments tooled centrally in gilt. Some offsetting from plates. Somewhat rubbed, a touch of wear to extremities, labels slightly chipped. Ownership inscriptions of J. Richardson to flyleaves of first and second volumes.


A reissue of a set first published the previous year as part of a projected series of 'Lives of Eminent Scotsmen', of which this constituted the section on poets. No further volumes appear to have been produced however, or at least none under this series title, which presumably precipitated this reissue with a new title-page expunging almost all mention of the more ambitious project. The one remaining reference is on the first page of each of the six parts as a subheading.

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