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,  (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.