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Poems of Alexander Montgomerie and Other Pieces from Laing MS. No. 447 Supplementary Volume

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Title:Poems of Alexander Montgomerie and Other Pieces from Laing MS. No. 447 Supplementary Volume
Price:GBP£50.00 (about USD$62.60)
Book ID:B009-3921
Publisher:Scottish Text Society, Edinburgh, 1809
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Quarter Leather)
Condition:Good Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Scottish Text Society, 1809, Hardcover (Quarter Leather), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition

quarter leather with gilt border line to green cloth covers; printed for the Society by W. Blackwood and Sons & illustrated by three fold-out facsimiles of the original manuscripts, a fold-out geneaology of Alexander Montgomerie & a 65-page introduction & contents list to the front & a large section of appendices including biographical matter & 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". Size: Large Octavo. 65 + 392 pages. Text is in Scots. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Top edge gilt in good condition. light rubbing to head of spine. Includes glossary. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. 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: 3921.
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