Book Description

printed for the Society by W. Blackwood and Sons with a 45-page introduction & contents list to the front & a large section of 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; Includes glossary
Author Montgomerie, Alexander; James Cranstoun (editor.)
Date 1887
Binding Hardcover (rebound in dark blue cloth)
Publisher Scottish Text Society (Edinburgh)
Condition Near Fine Condition
Pages 57 + 432

Price: £50.00

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