Poems and Songs: Humorous, Serious and Satirical


Rodger Alexander; Ford Robert (editor)

Alexander Gardner, Red Cloth, Very Good

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AB113485, Rodger Alexander; Ford Robert (editor), Poems and Songs: Humorous, Serious and Satirical, Paisley and London, 1897, Alexander Gardner, First Edition Thus, Red Cloth, Very Good, xxviii, 180pp.+ tissue guarded frontisportrait. T.e.g. & others uncut. Published 50 years after the author’s death and excluding some satires as irrelevant after the passage of that time and his one long poem “Peter Cornlips” as unsuited to his muse Ford provides a brief preface, a healthy introduction and helpful footnotes to this comprehensive selection. Opened at random: ” I had a hat, I had nae mair/ I gat it frae the hatter/ My hat was smash’d, my skull laid bare/ Ae night when on the batter.” Spine slightly rubbed at extremities & fore edge a little stained from leeched cloth dye.

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First Edition Thus

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Red Cloth

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Very Good