The Bruce; or, the History of Robert I. King of Scotland. The first genuine edition, published from a MS. dated 1489; with notes and a glossary by J. Pinkerton.

  • Barbour, John
  • London: Printed by H. Hughs, for G. Nicol 1790
  • ESTC T87007.


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3 vols., 8vo, pp. xxiii, 208; [iv], 198; [iv], 179, [29]. Multiple engravings within the text. Contemporary polished calf, boards with a simple blind frame, spines decorated with blind tools in compartments. Extremities a little rubbed, a few joints cracking but sound, labels renewed.


The major surviving work of John Barbour (c. 1320-1395), a long narrative poem in Scots centred on an account of the Battle of Bannockburn. This edition is by the poet and historian John Pinkerton (1758-1826), editor of a number of volumes of older Scottish poetry.

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