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1 Alexander, J.H. (editor) THE TAVERN SAGES, Selections from the Noctes Ambrosianae
Aberdeen Association for Scottish Literary Studies/University of Aberdeen 1992 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
The 22nd title in the publisher's series of annuals devoted to the study, teaching and writing of Scottish literature, this one a selection from the seventy-one primarily imaginary conversations set in William Ambrose's Edinburgh taverns, and printed in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine from 1822 until 1835. The individuals engaging in these imaginary conversations include James Hogg, Byron, and Thomas De Quincey. This selection "includes four complete noctes, one complete scene, and twenty-four brief extracts, " featuring such authors as John Gibson Lockhart, William Maginn, and John Wilson, covering such topics as "the contemporaneous literary, artistic, and political scene, the 1822 Visit of George IV to Edinburgh, swimming in the Firth of Forth, and gargantuan feastings and potations." Maroon cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 240 pages (including Textual Note and Emendation List/Explanatory Notes/Glossary/Index), map end papers (front: Lothian's Plan of the City of Edinbrugh and its Vicinity 1825; rear: Environs of Edinburgh). Small abrasion to top left spine edge. Dust jacket w/impressions, abrasion to top left spine edge w/small loss of paper (corresponds to small abrasion to book spine). 
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