THE LONE SHIELING, or Boatsong of Highlander Exiles.

(Highland song.)

THE LONE SHIELING, or Boatsong of Highlander Exiles.

Transcribed from Blackwood of September 1829 by Walter G.F. Dewar, with a Musical Setting, composed by Alan Burr, and Renderings in Greek Verse by Harold A. Perry and in Latin by Lord Francis Hervey, and a Critical Inquiry by the last named into the Authorship of the Poem.

Description: FIRST EDITION, frontispiece portrait of Norman Macleod, one further monochrome plate, musical setting at rear, pp. viii, 27, crown 8vo, oriignal quarter cream cloth with red boards, printed label to upper board, , lightly soiled with a small waterspot to upper board, edges untrimmed and lightly spotted, later ownership inscription to front pastedown, good

Publication Details: John Murray, 1925

Notes: Inscribed by the composer on the flyleaf to 'Arthur H. Brooks Esq, New Year 1928, from Alan Burr, In gratitude for the immense pleasure I have had from D. 1585', and also signed by Francis Hervey, who contributes the greater part of the text in this volume. The recipient was perhaps Arthur Howell Brooks, a recording engineer for Columbia. Various authors of this boat song have been proposed - including Lord Eglinton, J.G. Lockhart, John Galt, and others, whom Hervey's inquiry dismisses; its link to Johnson and Boswell is delineated, but the possibility of their authorship discounted with some ...more

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Price: £40

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1925

Stock Number: 67592

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