Modern Scottish Poets - Sixth to Sixteenth Series
Title: Modern Scottish Poets -Volumes 6 - 16 (11)
Publisher: D.H. Edwards (David Herschell Edwards), Brechin
Hardback - 1st Editions - 11 Books in total (missing 5 volumes)
Additional Product Information
This series of Scottish Poetry was published by D. H. Edwards of Brechin between 1880 and 1897 when Edwards was owner and author of the "Brechin Advertiser".
Edward's first publication of collected Poetry was called "One hundred modern Scottish poets" and was met with "favourable criticism and public appreciation". Emboldened he decided to continue the project and over the next 17 years produced 16 volumes dedicated to Scottish Poets. Each edition averaged about 400 pages with 100 poets each providing at least 3 poems. There is a biographical sketch of each Poet providing a valuable resource for many of these lesser known local poets.
About the Author
David Herschell Edwards (1844-1927) Author, Poet and Publisher was born in 1846. After leaving School he served as an aprrentice on the local Brechin newspaper " The Brechin Advertiser" before moving to Edinburgh in the employment of the wealthy publishers Oliver & Boyd. He finally returned to Brechin to work again at the "Advertiser" and which he finally acquired ownership in 1879 when he was finally able to introduce his own interests and tastes to the publication.
Whilst little is known about the man the 16th volume in the series does contain a "Biographical Sketch" by Andrew James Symington and provides an insight into the man.
These volumes appear to come from the library of the Scottish Poet Geroge Bruce (1909 - 2002). His Signature along with "St Andrews" appears in ink on the title pages of several of the volumes but not all.
These are extremely well presented volumes in excellent condition throughout.
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