FERGUSSON, David. ~ A select Collection of Scots Poems chiefly in the broad Buchan Dialect. To which is added a Collection of Scots Proverbs: by the Reverend Mr David Fergusson, some time Minister at Dumfermline. Edinburgh: Printed by T. Ruddiman and Co. 1785.
8vo (172 × 95 mm), pp. , 38; 59, , 35, ; modern quarter calf, marbled boards.
First edition, second issue, with a cancel title; the first issue appeared in 1777. A witty and engaging series of poems, together with a short, prose-fictional ‘Journey from London to Portsmouth.’ There is also an eight-page ‘Key’ to the ‘hard words’ in one of the poems. The ‘Collection of Scottish Proverbs’, compiled by Fergusson, has a divisional half-title and separate pagination, with continuous register. Fergusson died in 1598, and was Minister at Dumferline; his proverb collection was published throughout the seventeenth century. Not in Jackson.