Memorial to William Drummond of Hawthornden.

Edinburgh: Privately Printed 1894

8vo., pp. 30, [2, blank]; frontispiece view of the unveiling of the memorial in October 1893, vignette of the medallion portrait on title-page and (in gilt) on cover; a fine copy in the original red cloth, printed in gilt.


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First edition. The poet William Drummond died in 1649 but his burial place in the family mausoleum at Lasswade, near Hawthornden, was unmarked until a memorial committee under the chairmanship of Viscount Melville commissioned a medallion portrait in bronze set in a slab of carved freestone to be affixed to the exterior of the vault. This slender commemorative volume reprints newspaper articles about the unveiling, a list of the committee, Professor Masson’s address, a poem on the occasion, and an article from the Scotsman a month later when the lost grave of Drummond’s betrothed was uncovered at Crail.

OCLC and COPAC list copies at the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh and Glasgow universities, and the university of British Columbia.

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