The poetical works of David Macbeth Moir. Edited by Thomas Aird, with a memoir of the author.

Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1860. Two volumes. 8vo. [ii], vi, [ii], 384; vii, [i], 375, [1] pp. Volume I with engraved frontispiece. Original red publisher’s cloth, covers decorated in blind, light wear to corners and edges; some very light spotting to preliminaries of Volume 1, otherwise a very nice uncut copy. Item #11744

Second edition of this collection of poems, which includes a 92 page memoir by the editor. The Scottish poet and physician Moir (1798-1851) studied medicine at Edinburgh University, and actively practiced throughout his entire life. He was a regular contributor of poetry and prose to several magazines, most notably Blackwood’s, though he published under the pseudonym Delta. Moir’s writings did not consist solely of poetry; he authored several medical works, including two books on cholera and another entitled Outlines of the ancient history of medicine. Aird (1802-76), a Scottish poet, was editor of the Edinburgh Weekly Journal, as well as the Galloway and Dumfriesshire Heralds, and was a regular contributor to Blackwood’s Magazine. BMC, XVII, 67; NCBEL, III, 750 (both first ed.).

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