Edition: First printing
Toronto: A.H. Armour, 1858. Small octavo, original purple cloth decorated in blind, front cover gilt lettered, bright yellow endpapers. pp (2), 151, , 3, press opinions. Errata slip tipped in after p 152 . Contemporary ink owner name at front, spine slightly sunned as always, else a fine copy. Watters p. 130. TPL 8675. McLachlan was born in Johnstone, Scotland, and emigrated to Canada in 1840, inheriting his father's land in Caledon Township, Ontario. He has been called "the Canadian Robert Burns". He sometimes wrote in Scottish dialect, as he did in a number of poems in this collection.