Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect.

  • Shirrefs, Andrew
  • Edinburgh: Printed for the author, by D. Willison 1790
  • ESTC T95205.


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FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. [iii]-xxviii, [ii], xv-365. [1]41, [1] + frontispiece. Half-title discarded. Later half calf, marbled boards, spine divided by raised bands between gilt rules, black morocco label, edges speckled red. A touch of spotting, some scattered light toning. Somewhat rubbed, spine sunned, a little wear to extremities. Bookseller’s ticket of Thos. Beet, London to pastedown.


A substantial collection of Aberdonian poet Andrew Shirrefs' works, with a lengthy subscribers' list and dedicatory epistle to Charlotte Lennox. Despite the title, this collection also contains Shirrefs' drama 'Jamie and Bess', a five-act comedy in imitation of Allan Ramsay's 'The Gentle Shepherd'.

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