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The steam-boat traveller's remembrancer; containing poems descriptive of the principal watering places, &c. visited by the steam-boats from Glasgow, including intermediate places.

Author William Harriston
Title The steam-boat traveller's remembrancer; containing poems descriptive of the principal watering places, &c. visited by the steam-boats from Glasgow, including intermediate places.
Imprint Glasgow: Robert Harriston,
Date of Publication 1828
Language English
Notes Unrecorded edition of a poem by William Harriston, describing a steam boat voyage down the Clyde from Glasgow to Ardrossan on the Ayrshire coast and then back up into Loch Long to Lochgoilhead, with a concluding poem on Loch Lomond. It was first published in 1818 as "The steam-boat miscellany". An expanded version, "The steam-boat traveller's remembrancer" was printed by W. Lang for Harriston himself in 1824, and sold at the author's house in Saracen's Lane. For this new, 1828 edition, printed by Robert Harriston (presumably a relative of the author), the poem has been considerably abridged and altered from the 1824 edition and occasionally expanded too. The jump in pagination before page 19 does not necessarily indicate missing text, as the verse moves directly on from a description of Greenock to an account of the journey from Greenock to Rothesay, as does the 1824 edition.
Shelfmark AP.1.217.64
Reference Sources Bookseller's notes
Acquired on 25/09/17
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