Sair sair was my heart; To which are added, The hero's orphans girls, the lass o' Ballochmyle, All-star M'Allister, The Highland Plaid. William Macnie, ed.

Sair sair was my heart; To which are added, The hero's orphans girls, the lass o' Ballochmyle, All-star M'Allister, The Highland Plaid

Stirling: Printed by W. Macnie, 1826. A charming provincial chapbook from local Stirling chapbook printer William Macnie. A short collection of ballads. With what appears to be a recycled or otherwise irrelevant woodcut featuring the letter "D".

Macnie apparently produced around 110 chapbooks under his own imprint during his ownership of the firm previously owned by the Randalls.

12mo. 8pp. Atkinson, Street Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century: Producers, Sellers, Consumers, pg. 170; SBTI.
Removed from a bound volume with inner edges worn, a relatively weak impression of the woodcut, but otherwise a nice copy. Very good. Item #169

Price: $70.00