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Robert Burns

Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. First London Edition, 1787

Period:
18th Century
Description:

The third edtition of Robert Burns' poems was a reprint of the Edinburgh edition for the London publishers A Strachan and T Cadell.  It has several typographical errors, including the substitution of "stinking" for "skinking" (meaning watery) in "Address to a Haggis".  It has become known as the "Stinking Edition".

 

This edition is bound in green leather and features an oval portrait of Burns on the frontispiece, after Naysmyth.

Materials/Media:
paper, leather boards
Dimensions:
140mm x height
Source:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries
Accession number:
DUMFM:1935.69.7
Digital Number:
BHBN073n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council