Tragedie of Darivs

Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 8-1640. The Tragedie of Darivs (London: Printed by G. Elde for Edward Blount, 1604).

When Darius first appeared in Edinburgh in 1603, the author noted that his mix of English and Scottish dialects "perhaps may be un-pleasant and irksome to some readers of both nations." Stirling gradually purged subsequent editions of Scottish words and meanings, creating an important series of texts for the socio-linguistic study of Scottish literature. This volume's upper cover is detached.

Proposed treatment: Reattach cover with Japanese paper joint repair, colored and waxed to match original leather.

Estimated cost of treatment: $250

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