The Songs of Craig and Ben Lays, Laments, Love Songs and Lilts of the Mountaineers and Cragsmen of the Highlands and Isles, With their Melodies and Stories Gathered and Mainly Translated.

  • Geddes, Arthur
  • Edinburgh: Serif Books Ltd. 1951


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FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, 8vo, pp. xiv, 50. Original card wrappers printed in green and white. A little light soiling, tiny tear to top edge of front wrapper. Inscribed on title page to publisher Victor Gollancz and signed by Arthur Geddes beneath his printed name.


Arthur Geddes (1895-1968) was a geographer, translator of Tagore and son of celebrated town planner Patrick Geddes. In addition to the inscription already mentioned he has inked in the name and address of the printer beneath the publisher's details and 'Vol. II Unpublished' on the contents page; the second volume would eventually be published in 1961 by William MacLennan.

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