• Snoddy, James
  • [Greenock?]: [Privately Printed] 1923


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SOLE EDITION, 8vo, pp. 38, [2]. Original blue boards backed in blue and white cloth, front board printed in black. A little rubbing to corners, boards slightly bowed.


An unrecorded collection of verse by James Snoddy (1840-1922), privately printed as a memorial to him by his son Thomas Gillespie Snoddy. The verses are mostly religious, although a few concern the shipbuilding industry of the Clyde where the author seems to have worked, with one commemorating a 1908 industrial dispute and lock-out among woodworkers, and another memorialising a young apprentice joiner. The poet seems not to have troubled the historical record, and even his dates are taken from the preface here, in which his son writes 'Some of these verses we have known for many years,' suggesting he was writing and publishing for a small pool of immediate family and close friends. In any case, we have traced no record of book or author in any library catalogues worldwide.

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