Caledonia, a Poem. by [DUNBAR, William, of Durn].

~ Caledonia, a Poem. London: Printed for T. Cadell. 1778.

4to (209 ×165 mm), pp. vi, [2], 63, [1], including half-title; early manuscript attribution to half-title; modern calf backed boards.

Sole edition: a copy formerly in a pamphlet volume from library of Alexander Fraser Tytler (1747-1813), Lord Woodhouselee, who has identified the author of this otherwise unattributed Scots poem in contemporary manuscript on the half-title.

‘Description of the Highlands. Its most valuable productions. Manners and character of the natives. The hardships and inconveniences they are subjected to by the law prohibiting their ancient dress. The late emigrations from that country; their causes and effects. A more impartial and liberal policy recommended. Propriety and wisdom of an attention to the peculiarity of their situation. Probable good effects of these on the internal police and strength of the kingdom in general. Danger of neglecting them, and colonizing the boundless regions of the American continent’ (The Argument). Jackson see p. 69 (giving 1779, presumably an error); ESTC: BL, Edinburgh, Glasgow, NLS, Bodley, NYPL, UC Berkeley, Toronto.

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