CAREY, David. ~ Craig Phadrig, Visions of Sensibility, with legendary Tales, and occasional Pieces, [Inverness: J. Young] for the author, and sold by J. Young, L. Grant & Co. and Smith & Clark, Inverness; I. Forsyth, and W. Young, Elgin; Arc[hibal]d Constable & Co. and W. Creech, Edinburgh; and Vernor, Hood, & Sharpe, London, 1811.
8vo (210 × 122 mm), pp. 8, , [9-] 225, . Slightly dusty and thumbed. Early half calf, rebacked to style. Boards soiled, corners a little worn. Early Bookplate and ownership inscription (McCrae), the latter trimmed. A good copy.
First edition—Highland poetry inspired by the mountain landscape of Craig Phadrig, which is topped by an ancient Pictish hillfort. Carey muses on the legends of Macbeth (including the Weird Sisters), on the parallel between Macbeth and Napoleon Bonaparte), and Scottish history up to Culloden. Jackson, p. 348; Johnson, Provincial Poetry, 163; Aubin, p. 373.