“…AND THERE’S A MAIKE ADOWN THE GLEN, HATH FRIGHTEN’D ME AND MANY MOE”: POEMS AND TALES BY “THE ETTRICK SHEPHERD”
HOGG, James. Tales and Sketches. Six volumes. WITH: Poems. Five volumes. Glasgow, Edinburgh, and London: Blackie & Son, 1837-41; circa 1840. Together, eleven volumes. 12mo, early three-quarter navy morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $1200.
Handsomely bound editions of the tales and poems by “the Ettrick Shepherd,” with engraved frontispieces and engraved vignette title pages in each volume.
James Hogg (1770-1835) was an impoverished Shepherd whose poetry received the positive attention of Sir Walter Scott. He published extensively—often in Scottish dialect—in Blackwood’s Magazine.
Faint marginal dampstaining to a few leaves, bindings quite handsome.