Book Description

MACDIARMID, Hugh. Contemporary Scottish Studies. London: Leonard Parsons 1926. Inscribed by the author: Signed for my friend/ Alasdair Steven/ with best wishes/ from/ Hugh MacDiarmid/ (Christopher Grieve). Rebound in full leather with title and author on panels, leaf pattern tooling on raised bands all in gilt on spine; leaf pattern tooling on all edges with thistle tooling on each corner of top and bottom board. Some occasional light foxing on top and bottom edges, off-setting of leather to endpapers (see image), boards marked, otherwise a Very Good copy.
Dealer Notes
These essays, first published in The Scottish Educational Journal between 1925 and 1927, caused a furore, proposing as they do a radical overhaul and a new construction of Scotland's cultural identity. MacDiarmid focuses not only on poetry and the novel (backing Edwin Muir and Neil Gunn, just then embarking on their careers), but also on theatre, art, music, history and education, and writing by women in Scotland. His criticism of conventional attitudes is balanced by a cogent appraisal of the possibilities in Scotland for a renaissance in the arts and a reassertion of national cultural and political identity. Contemporary Scottish Studies is a crucial work in modern Scottish literature -- which is to say that it is also essential to our understanding of the larger British dimension. Alasdair Steven was a bookseller and more.
Author MACDIARMID, Hugh.
Date 1926
Binding Bound in full leather [see description below].
Publisher London: Leonard Parson
Condition Very Good copy.

Price: £175.00

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