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The McKie Collection

Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect [1787, Edinburgh]

18th Century

Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, by Robert Burns.  Edinburgh: Printed for the Author and sold by William Creech, 1787. "Stinking" - "To a Haggis" edition.


Binding: New. Blue cloth on boards. Title & date in gold on the spine. Laid paper.

Marks: Embossed mark "Burns Monument Kilmarnock", on the title page.


Comment by James McKie: "…and other attestations, …of winter in Edinburgh in 1787..the Edition came for London which were also …thereby making three district issues of Burns' Edinburgh edition in 1787 - see … 16th December 1872. James M'Kie."

Inscription: "Friend, Edward Ruthtor? July 9th 1827", on title page.
Inscription: "Stinking page 263", on initial page.

There are pencil annotations throughout the text.

Discolouration on title page suggestions that there was an image of Burns opposite at one point.

212x142x37mm [8vo]
The Dick Institute
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