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The McKie Collection

Guides to the Land of Burns (Various Dates)

19th Century


  • Guide to Ayr, and the Land of Burns
  • Sylvan's Pictoral Handbook to Coila, by Thomas and Edward Gilks. (1848)
  • New Guide to ayr - Henry Grant, Ayr.
  • Guide to Ayr - Robert MacLehose, Ayr.


Binding: Hardbound with brown half leather binding (spine and corners) and marbled boards. Title in gold lettering on spine.


Marks: McKie private catalogue number (463) in gold on the spine. Lines from 12th stanza of "Ode on the Centenary of Burns" by Isa Craig written in black ink on the flyleaf. "the land he trod hath now become a place of pilgrimage.... The stream he wandered near, the maidens whom he lov'd, the songs he sang. All, all are dear!"

The poem was the winning entry selected at the Centenary Festival held at Crystal Palace, Sydenham. 25th January 1859.

The Dick Institute
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East Ayrshire Leisure

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