Book Description

printed for the Society by W. Blackwood and Sons & illustrated by three fold-out facsimiles of the original manuscripts, a fold-out geneaology of Alexander Montgomerie & a 65-page introduction & contents list to the front & a large section of appendices including biographical matter & notes to the poems to the rear. Alexander Montgomerie (c. 1550–1598) was a Scottish Jacobean courtier and poet, or makar, born in Ayrshire. He was one of the principal members of the Castalian Band, a circle of poets in the court of James VI in the 1580s which included the king himself. Montgomerie was for a time in favour as one of the king's "favourites". He was a Catholic in a largely Protestant court and his involvement in political controversy led to his expulsion as an outlaw in the mid-1590s. Montgomerie's poetry, much of which examines themes of love, includes autobiographical sonnets and foreshadows the later metaphysical poets in England. He is sometimes, by tradition, given the epithet "Captain".
Dealer Notes
First Edition; Gilt titles spine; Top edge gilt in good condition; Includes glossary; light rubbing to head of spine
Author Montgomerie, Alexander; George Stevenson (editor )
Date 1809
Binding Hardcover (Quarter Leather) with gilt border line to green cloth covers
Publisher Scottish Text Society (Edinburgh)
Condition Good Condition
Pages 65 + 392

Price: £50.00

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