Scottish Text Society is a text publication society founded in 1882 for the purpose of furnishing scholarly but popularly accessible editions of historically significant Scottish texts. It’s aim is to promote the study of Scottish literature.
It has published more than 150 volumes of poetry, drama, and prose, including John Barbour’s Bruce, The New Testament in Scots, by Murdoch Nisbet, The Original Chronicle of Andrew of Wyntoun, The Kingis Quair, History of the House of Angus, by David Hume and the poems of Robert Henryson, William Dunbar, Sir David Lindsay, and William Drummond of Hawthornden. Although the Society’s primary concern has been with medieval and Renaissance works, it has also produced important editions of later writers, including Allan Ramsay and Robert Fergusson, along with the 19th-century ballad collection The Song Repertoire of Amelia and Jane Harris.
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