Author: Alexander Nicolson
Publisher: David Douglas, Edinburgh
Hardback - Pocket sized 1st edition -
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Alexander Nicolson (1827–1893) was a Scottish lawyer originally from Husabost in Skye. Apart from his interest in poetry and song his interests were varied - he was a pioneer of climbing in the Cuillin hills of Skye, and in 1873 made the first recorded ascent of Sgùrr Alasdair(subsequently named after him).
He was a scholar of Scottish Gaelic & Greek and wrote a Gaelic version of the Bible as well as a collection of Gaelic Proverbs.
His better known poems :"The British Ass" and "a Highland marching song," both feature in this pocket sized volume ideal to pack in your bag!
There is a short "memoir" about the author by Walter Smith as a preface to the verses.
A very attractive pocket size edition.
Cover boards are clean and bright with some fading and rubbing down the spine and some sun fade on the edges of the back board. There is also some bumping on the corners. The book is still tightly bound.
The inside pages are clean. There is a neat and unusual book plate on the front end sheet.
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