The Heroic Deeds of the Scots.

Carruthers (John)

The Heroic Deeds of the Scots.

A Poem, in four volumes; from Fergus I. down to the present Time. To which are added, Poems on several occasions ... Volume I [all published].

Description: FIRST (ONLY) EDITION, a few spots, uncut edges a little dust-stained and frayed, pp. vii, [8-] 84, small 8vo, original blue paper wrappers, upper cover detached, lower nearly so

Publication Details: Dumfries: Printed by Robert Jackson, 1796

Notes: The Carruthers are more or less synonymous with Dumfries, and Annandale, and are closely associated with clan Bruce. We are not sure exactly who our John was, but he was clearly a scion of that house, as well as an ardent patriot. The prefatory Address is to The Inhabitants of Annandale, 'the principal bulwark of the nation [against invasion].' The text begins with the mythic origins of the Scots, and closes with the death of The Bruce. The second volume was promised to be shorter, with only nine reigns down to James VI, but no more seems ever to appeared. The work is dedicated to the Earl of ...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T198507; not in Johnson)

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Price: £1,200

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1796

Stock Number: 66291

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