Book Description

LITHGOW, William. The Poetic Remains of William Lithgow, The Scottish Traveller MDCXVIII - MDCLX. Edinburgh: Thomas George Stevenson 1863. Edited and with prefatory notes by James Maidment. One of an edition of 100 copies printed, chiefly for subscribers. Top edge gilt. Fine copy, as issued. First collected edition and a rare title limited to only 100 copies.
Dealer Notes
Contents: 'The Pilgrimes Farewell to his Native Countrey of Scotland, 1618'; 'Scotland's Tears in his Countreyes Behalf, 1625'; ' Scotlands Welcome to Her Native Sonne and Soveraigne Lord King Charles, 1633'; 'The Gushing Teares of Godly Sorrow, 1640'; 'A Briefe and Summarie Discourse upon that Lamentable and Dreadfull Disaster at Dunglassie, 1640'; and 'Scotlands Paraenesis to her Dread Soveraigne King Charles the Second, 1660'.

William Lithgow (c. 1582 – c. 1645) was a Scottish traveller, writer and alleged spy born in Lanark. A family tradition had it that William was discovered in the company of a certain Miss Lockhart, and her four brothers cut off his ears, earning him the nickname "lugless Willie". Prior to 1610 he had visited Shetland, Switzerland, and Bohemia. In that year he set out from Paris for Rome, before moving on to other parts of Italy: Naples, Ancona, before moving on to Athens, Constantinople, and others. After a three-month stay in Constantinople, he sailed to other Greek localities and then on to Palestine, arriving in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday 1612, and later on to Egypt. His next journey, 1614–16, was in Tunis and Fez; but his last, 1619–21, to Spain, ended in his apprehension at Malaga and torture as a spy. He also visited Crete. He claimed at the end of his various peregrinations to have tramped 36,000 miles on foot.
Author LITHGOW, William
Date 1863.
Binding Hardback.
Publisher Edinburgh: Thomas George Stevenson.
Condition See description below.

Price: £200.00

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