Book ID: 28345 Metrical Legends of Exalted Characters. JOANNA BAILLIE.

Metrical Legends of Exalted Characters.

Place and Imprint: London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, 8(a); NCBEL III, 364.
Condition: Cloth a little faded and worn; some scattered foxing; title-page with a small tear at the gutter; very good copy.
Book ID: 28345

Physical Description

8vo, contemporary purple cloth, black calf spine label, gilt lettering. With half-title and errata slip.


An uncommon work by Scottish poet and playwright Joanne Baillie (1762-1851), the stories of several legendary historical figures told in verse, with extensive scholarly and historical notes. William Wallace, Christopher Columbus, poet and song writer Lady Grizel Baillie, are among the subjects, followed by several shorter ballads. In her lengthy preface, Baillie writes that in the "manner of the rhyme and versification I have in some degree borrowed from my great contemporary Sir Walter Scott."

Price: $375.00