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The Gentle Shepherd, a Pastoral Comedy

£360.00

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The Gentle Shepherd. a Pastoral Comedy - Allan Ramsay

To which is prefixed a new biographical memoir of the author and a critique of his writings. With a head, and twelve beautiful engravings, from original designs by Allan; and a full and correct glossary.

Published in Edinburgh (Leith) by Watt and Baillie, 1808, and printed by James Ballantyne and Company. pp 121 including glossary of terms.
A rare and unusual title with boards in cream cloth decorated with gold titles and blue and red. The book is tied shut by two olive green ribbons; these reappear at two slits cut into the boards.

Paste downs and end papers in fine silk paper with filigree designs. Rough cut parchment throughout. Ramsay's head does indeed appear on the frontispiece engraving, looking rather like a Roman emperor. Fifteen page memoir of Ramsay. Dedication and pastoral to Susanna, Countess of Eglinton. She died in 1780, prior to the date of this publication (first published 1725). All pages tanned; block edges blackened, as though singed.

The engravings carry coquettish quotes from the text

Item details

Author(s):
Ramsay, Allan
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1808
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
121
Publisher:
Watt and Baillie
Title:
Gentle Shepherd

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The Gentle Shepherd. a Pastoral Comedy - Allan Ramsay

To which is prefixed a new biographical memoir of the author and a critique of his writings. With a head, and twelve beautiful engravings, from original designs by Allan; and a full and correct glossary.

Published in Edinburgh (Leith) by Watt and Baillie, 1808, and printed by James Ballantyne and Company. pp 121 including glossary of terms.
A rare and unusual title with boards in cream cloth decorated with gold titles and blue and red. The book is tied shut by two olive green ribbons; these reappear at two slits cut into the boards.

Paste downs and end papers in fine silk paper with filigree designs. Rough cut parchment throughout. Ramsay's head does indeed appear on the frontispiece engraving, looking rather like a Roman emperor. Fifteen page memoir of Ramsay. Dedication and pastoral to Susanna, Countess of Eglinton. She died in 1780, prior to the date of this publication (first published 1725). All pages tanned; block edges blackened, as though singed.

The engravings carry coquettish quotes from the text

Author(s):
Ramsay, Allan
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1808
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
121
Publisher:
Watt and Baillie
Title:
Gentle Shepherd

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