The Gentle Shepherd. A Pastoral Comedy.

  • Ramsay, Allan
  • Glasgow: Printed by A. Foulis, and sold by D. Allan 1788
  • Gaskell 688; ESTC T60190.


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4to, pp. [iv], x, [ii], 111, [3], 17, [1], 18 (engraved music) + frontispiece and 12 plates (all aquatint). Modern quarter calf, marbled boards, red morocco label to spine. Some soiling and light spotting throughout.


The first illustrated Foulis edition of Ramsay's classic, the first Scottish opera. The plates are by David Allan (1744-1796), sometimes called the 'Scottish Hogarth'.

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