The History of the House of Angus
David Hume of Godscroft
David Reid, ed
The Scottish Text Society, Fifth Series, No 4
The Scottish Text Society, Edinburgh, 2005.
Hardbacks; 140 x 225 mm; green boards with titles in gold on spines; xliv & 638 pages. No dust jackets.
The books are in fine condition.
David Hume (1558–1629) was a Scottish historian and political theorist, poet and controversialist, a major intellectual figure in Jacobean Scotland. It has been said that "Hume marks the culmination of the Scottish humanist tradition." In later life he devoted himself to literature on his property of Gowkscroft, a farming hamlet 2 miles to the north of Abbey St. Bathans, in the Lammermuir Hills, Berwickshire, which he renamed Godscroft, and styled himself Theagrius when he figured as a Latin poet. Archibald Douglas, 8th Earl of Angus, was his patron.