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Title: [Poems] The Minstrel; Or, The Progress of Genius: with Other Poems, Many of which, including the translations, are now reprinted from the scarce copies, and are not to be found in any other edition. To which are prefixed Memoirs of the Life of the Author, by Alexander Chalmers, F. S. A.
Description: London: Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington..., 1811. 12mo, 157 x 95 mms., pp. [ii], xxxiv, [6], 216, engraved portrait of Beattie (offsetting onto title-page), 3 other engraved plates. UNIFORMLY BOUND WITH: The Minstrel: In Two Books With Some Other Poems. By James Beattie, D. D. To which are now added, Miscellanies by James Hay Beattie. With an Account of his Life and Character. In Two Volumes. Volume II. London: Printed by J. McCreery...For J. Johnson..., 1807. 2 volumes. Contemporary half red sheepskin, grey boards, gilt spines (a bit rubbed). A good, but probably made-up set, with the armorial bookplate of W. D. Sneyd and his autograph and date - "William Debank Sneyd/ g. 21st 1817" - on the free end-papers of each volume. Chalmers' assertion that some of the works are printed from "scarce copies" is correct, especially in the case of Beattie's translation of Virgil. His son, James Hay Beattie (1768 - 1790) was cogently memorialized by his father in the account of his life that opens the second volume.

Keywords: poetry biography Scottish Enlightenment

Price: GBP 275.00 = appr. US$ 392.70 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
- Book number: 9184

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