Hameland - The Poems of Jeanie Donnan
Title: Hameland - The Poems of Jeanie Donnan
Author: Jeanie Donnan
Publisher: Newton-Stewart - Galloway Gazette Press
Hardback - 1st Edition(Limited print run) Signed in ink by the author - RARE
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Jeanie Donnan, (1866 - 1942) "The Galloway Poetess", was born in Gatehouse of Fleet in Kirkcudbrightshire and later moved to Whithorn where she lived on George Street. She wrote poetry specifically of Galloway about local events, nature, personages, life . Her poems mix Scottish dialect with a standardized "poetic" English.
The Hameland volume of 1907 evidences the popularity of her verses in its impressive, 14-page list of subscribers. It is headed by the Earl of Galloway, but dominated by ordinary folk, mainly local subscribers from the Whithorn area, but also significant numbers of subscribers from far and wide: Cardiff, the English cities, Australia, South Africa and the United States.
An extremely rare and attractive copy of this edition. The bevelled edged bukram cloth boards have some rubbing and light staining commensurate with the adge of the book. The Gilded titles on the front board and spine remain bright.
The inside pages are bright abd clean throughout.
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