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Treubhantas na'n Gaidheal Albanach. The valour of the Scottish Gael

Author Macpherson, Alistair
Title Treubhantas na'n Gaidheal Albanach. The valour of the Scottish Gael
Imprint [Scotland?]
Date of Publication c.1918
Language Gaelic
Notes This seems to be the only known copy of this book of Gaelic poems. Macpherson, a former soldier himself, wrote these poems 'in praise of the bravery of the Scottish Gael from time immemorial', in the language which he calls 'the most expressive in recording the actions of the bold, the valorous, and the true of any living language'. His preface criticizes those 'Highlanders into whose hands this volume may fall, and whose mother tongue is the Gaelic', who 'know less of the Gaelic than they do of the English language'. The volume is dedicated to Lady Macdonald of the Isles: Macpherson's only other known work is Welcome to Alexander Somerled Angus, the son of the Heir of MacDonald, Prince of the Western Isles, published in Gaelic with an English translation in 1918 (shelfmark NG.1526.a.11).
Shelfmark HB1.208.8.74
Acquired on 02/06/06
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