Place Writing

Oxford: Brief historical & descriptive notes (Seeley and Co., 1880). [The Internet Archive scan is of the 1902 seventh edition. Roger Lancelyn Green dates this to 1879.]

Almae matres (Edinburgh : T. & A. Constable, 1887.)

Old St. Leonards Days in Alma mater’s mirror, edited by Thomas Spencer Baynes (Saint Andrews, 1887). See this item in WorldCat.

“Piccadilly.” The Great Streets of the World. (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1892). pp. 37–68.

St. Andrews (Longmans, 1893). As Eleanor De Selms Langstaff notes in her biography of Lang, Lang wrote this book using “secondary sources and failed to verify them. The result was a work riddled with embarrassing inaccuracies” (74). Langstaff also points out that, in the end, the experience helped Lang as a revisionist historian: “Fresh examinations of the documents in their earliest forms became the keystone of Lang’s historical technique after painfully learning his lesson from his university history, St Andrews” (74).

“Scott.” Homes and Haunts of Famous Authors. (London: Wells Garnder, Darton, 1906). See in WorldCat.

Poets’ Country (1907) editor, with J. Churton Collins, W. J. Loftie, E. Hartley Coleridge, Michael Macmillan. In addition to editing, Lang contributed the chapters on “Scott” and “Shelley and Nature.” The bulk of the chapters were written by J. Churton Collins (12), followed by W. J. Loftie (5). E. Hartley Coleridge contributed three, and Michael Macmillan contributed the essay on Robert Burns.

Highways and Byways in The Border (Macmillan, 1913) with John Lang


For the place most associated with Andrew Lang, visit St Andrews. You may also see the blue plaque outside his London home here.