SCOTTISH VERSE -- James HOGG (1770-1835), editor. The Jacobite Relics of Scotland. Edinburgh: William Blackwood & London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1819-1821. 2 volumes, 8° (218 x 131mm). (M2-3 of vol. II slightly soiled.) Contemporary green morocco by J. Clarke, covers with leaf pattern roll-tool anf fillet border and [?]later crest of an eagle, wings addosed, preying on an infant, swaddled, on a chapeau, within the Garter surmounted by a coronet, gilt spine compartments directly lettered and tooled with a repeated design of scallop shells and wreaths enclosing a flower or volume number, gilt edges, yellow endpapers (joints rubbed, one spine slightly damaged by wax). Provenance: William Beckford (1759-1844, attribution by a bookseller; pencilled shelf marks ML.5.c./57.E -- the latter crossed through).
Allan RAMSAY, editor (1686-1758). The Ever Green, being a Collection of Scots Poems. Edinburgh: Thomas Ruddiman for the publisher, 1724. 2 volumes, 8° (144 x 188mm). (Some light browning.) 18th-century blue morocco gilt, comb-marbled endpapers, gilt edges (upper cover of vol. I detached). Provenance: Thomas Maitland, Dundrennan (bookplate). Rothschild 1729 & 1730 -- John SKINNER. (1721-1807). Amusemenst of Leisure Hours or Poetical Pieces. Edinburgh: 1809. 12°. Uncut in original boards (spine a little worn). FIRST EDITION. Includes 'The Monymusk Christmas Ba'ing,' an account of a drunken football match. Egerer 116; and 9 others, including another 2-volume collection of Ancient Scottish Poems (1786), and a presentation copy of John Home's Douglas (London, 1776). (13)