The Muses Threnodie By H Adamson 2nd Ed 1774
Title: The Muses Threnodie; or, Mirthful Mournings on the Death of Mr. Gall. Containing a variety of Pleasant Poetical Descriptions, Moral Instructions, Historical Narrations, and Divine Observations, with the most remarkable Antiquities of Scotland, especially of Perth
Author: Adamson, H[enry]
Description: 2 vols. in 1. xxii, , 261, ; 200 pp. Additional notes & observations on Perth by James Cant. Engraved folding map frontispieces, backed with linen. 17.5x11.5 cm. (6¾x4½), later half-calf and marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine, top edge gilt.Originally published in 1638, Adamson's Muses Threnodie was the first book to contain a reference to the game of golf, in two lines of a poem that read "and yee, my clubs, you must no more prepare/to make your bals flee whistling in the aire." This second edition, published almost 150 years later, contains a footnote to these two lines and a reference to playing golf at Perth, where Adamson was born. This is the variant with the title page only for the first volume, without a volume number. Scarce. D&J A3090; D&M 140; Murdoch p.10.
Heading: Place Published: Perth
Publisher: Printed by George Johnston
Date Published: 1774
Rubbed at volume extremities; map with light edge wear and finger soiling, plus several closed tears or tiny nicks, repaired with the linen backing; very good