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A Legend of Argyle; or 'Tis a Hundred Years Since

In Three Volumes

By David Carey

1821 - London - G. & W. B. Whittaker

7" by 4"; 324pp; 331pp; 312pp.

 

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A scarce set of A Legend of Argyle; or 'Tis a Hundred Years Since by David Carey.

Complete in three volumes.

Very very scarce

Carey, David (178224), journalist and poet.

He wrote a satire entitled Ins and Outs, or, The State of Parties, by Chrononhotonthologos, which sold widely. In 1804 he edited the Poetical Magazine, or, Temple of the Muses, which consisted chiefly of his own poems, and also published separately Pleasures of Nature, or, The Charms of Rural Life and other Poems (1803), The Reign of Fancy: a Poem with Notes (1803), Lyric Tales (1804), and Poems Chiefly Amatory (1807).

In 1807 he became editor of the Inverness Journal, which he left in 1812 to conduct the Boston Gazette. In the same year he published his novel Lochiel, or, The Field of Culloden, and renewed his connection with the London press, which occupied most of his time thereafter, although he continued to write and publish various poetical and descriptive works.

In 1822 he spent some time in Paris, and on his return published Life in Paris, written chiefly in a humorous vein, with coloured illustrations. His visit to Paris having failed to restore his poor health, he returned to his father's house at Arbroath, where he died of consumption after eighteen months of illness on 4 October 1824.

CONDITION

In full calf leather bindings with gilt embellishments to the spines and gilt borders to the boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed. Joints are starting but firm on volumes I and III. Rear board is detached on volume II. Backstrip is also lifting. Internally, generally firmly bound, though some hinges are tender. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

 


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