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[BARBOUR, John]. The Brus. From a collation of the Cambridge and Edinburgh Manuscripts.

Aberdeen. Printed for the Spalding Club, 1856. First edition.
Quarto. xliv, 524pp. With half-title. Title in red and black. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, recently rebacked with original spine laid-down, lettered in gilt. Slight wear to boards, discolouration, loss and marking to original spine. Pencil ownership inscription of 'Marley Denwood' to head of title, with his occasional pencil annotations throughout, lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp.
Lakeland poetry editor Marley Denwood's annotated copy of a transcription, edited by antiquary and Spalding Club member Cosmo Innes (1798-1874), of John Barbour's (c.1330-1395) patriotic Scottish verse. Written in 1395 the work documents the rise of Robert the Bruce to the throne of Scotland in 1292, and the subsequent Edwardian occupation of 1304.
£ 100.00 Antiquates Ref: 11351