Publisher: London: Kegan Paul, Trench, 1886.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL III, 1044.
Condition: Edges slightly rubbed; fine copy.
Book ID: 16942
Description8vo, original olive-green cloth, gilt lettering. Frontis portrait and one plate.
CommentsThe first book by S.R. Crockett (1860-1914), a collection of poetry written under the pseudonym “Ford Berêton,” published just as Crockett was ordained into the Church of Scotland. It would be seven years more, and after he had resigned his ministry, until Crockett began publishing his famous Scottish stories, beginning with his successful The Stickit Minister. A good Scottish literary association copy: on the half-title is the ownership signature and address of William Sharp, a.k.a. “Fiona Macleod,” a contemporary and almost certainly acquaintance or friend of Crockett’s.