The Legend of Iona, with other Poems. by PATERSON, Walter.

The Legend of Iona, with other Poems. by PATERSON, Walter.

~ The Legend of Iona, with other Poems. Edinburgh: by George Ramsay and Company, for Archibald Constable and Company, Edinburgh, and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London, 1814.

8vo (225 × 132 mm), pp. viii, 342, [2] (blank). Uncut. Rebound to style in modern boards.

First edition. Paterson was born in 1790, the son of a stone carver. He attended Edinburgh University before becoming Professor of English at Jena. He was ordained in 1837 and was a minister of the Free Church at Kirkud. ‘This Poem is written in direct imitation of the style of W. Scott: and as an imitation it must be allowed to have a very fair proportion of merit’ (The British Critic). Jackson, p. 381.

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