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The Poems of Alexander Montgomerie

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Title:The Poems of Alexander Montgomerie
Price:GBP£50.00 (about USD$65.00)
Book ID:B009-3920
Publisher:Scottish Text Society, Edinburgh, 1887
Edition:First Edition
Condition:Near Fine Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Scottish Text Society, 1887, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition

printed for the Society by W. Blackwood and Sons & rebound in dark blue cloth with a 45-page introduction & contents list to the front & a large section of notes to the poems to the rear. Alexander Montgomerie (c. 1550�1598) was a Scottish Jacobean courtier and poet, or makar, born in Ayrshire. He was one of the principal members of the Castalian Band, a circle of poets in the court of James VI in the 1580s which included the king himself. Montgomerie was for a time in favour as one of the king's "favourites". He was a Catholic in a largely Protestant court and his involvement in political controversy led to his expulsion as an outlaw in the mid-1590s. Montgomerie's poetry, much of which examines themes of love, includes autobiographical sonnets and foreshadows the later metaphysical poets in England. He is sometimes, by tradition, given the epithet "Captain". First Thus. Size: Large Octavo. 57 + 432 pages. Text is in Scots. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Gilt titles spine. Includes glossary. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Poetry; Scottish Poetry; Sixteenth Century Poetry; Scottish Literature; Scotland; Renaissance 16thc to 17thc; Scots Language; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3920.
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