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Title: The Works of James the First. King of Scotland. To which is prefixed, A Historical and Critical Dissertation on his Life and Writings. Also, some brief remarks on the intimate connection of The Scots Language with the other northern dialects. And A Dissertation on Scottish Music; the whole accompanied with notes, historical critical and explanatory.
Description: Perth: Printed by Crerar and Son, 1827. 12mo (in 6s), 184 x 111 mms., pp. [v], vi - viii [ix Contents, x blank, xi drop title, xii blank, xiii], 14 - 295 [296 blank], including half-title, uncut, bound in waste-paper boards, paper label on spine; spine slightly defective at top and base, joints a little worn, some general wear to binding, but a rather nice survival of a practice of reusing discarded leaves for a temporary binding. James I (13941437) was known as the author of The Kingis Quair, a poem of 197 seven-line verses, dealing principally with the theme of philosophy and fortune after the manner of Boethius was known as the author of The Kingis Quair, a poem of 197 seven-line verses, dealing principally with the theme of philosophy and fortune after the manner of Boethius. His works were edited by various scholars. The "Dissertation on the Scottish Music" is at the end of the volume (pages 245 - 293) and begins, "The genius of the Scots has, in every age, shone conspicuous in Poetry and Music." So much, then, for Mozart and Handel. WorldCat locates copies at Harvard, Cincinnatti, Michigan, South Carolina; National Library of Australia; Leipzig; in the UK, Copac locates copies at BL, National Library of Wales, Manchester, and Newcastle. Copac also lists a copy at the National Library of Scotland, but gives the printer/publisher as G. Clark. The copy at Harvard has the imprint Perth: Printed by Crerar and Son, for G. Clark, Aberdeen, 1827.

Keywords: poetry music literature

Price: GBP 385.00 = appr. US$ 549.77 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
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