Poems & Lyrics: Chiefly in The Scottish Dialect
Title: Poems & Lyrics: Chiefly in The Scottish Dialect
Author: John Young
Publisher: George Gallie, Glasgow
Hardback - 1st Edition
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John Young was born into the agricultural class in Milton of Campsie in what was then Stirlingshire in 1825. His parents then moved to the north-west corner of Glasgow. He worked at several trades - blacksmith and boiler-maker. However after some personal disasters he ended up in the poor house from where he decided to self-educate himself and to write poetry his first book "Lays from the poorhouse" being published in 1860.
A very well preserved copy of this first edition with all around gilt edged paper and bright and clean pages throughout.
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