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The McKie Collection

Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect [1793, Belfast]

Period:
18th Century
Description:

Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, by Robert Burns, in two volumes bound as one book. Belfast: William Magee, Bridge Street, 1793.

 

Binding: Brown leather on board; tooled decoration on covers and spine; title, date & place in gold on spine; marbled end-papers; laid greenish paper with red edges.

 

Marks: Embossed "Burns Monument Kilmarnock", on the title page. McKie private library number "29".

 

Illustration: Engraving of Burns after Nasmyth (reversed) facing the title page.

 

McKie Annotation: "The 'Silver Gun' page 25 … 'Hallow'een' are by John M…also 'Epistle to Walter…' The first vol is a 12c- print of the Belfast 1790 Ed - The second vol having a table of contents looks as if it had been an afterthought and made a … James M'Kie"

 

Inscriptions:
"William Melven", after the title page.
"John ….", after the title page.
"Alexander Hunter and Scotland", facing the title page of volume 2.

Dimensions:
164x108x32mm [12mo]
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
BU_C.0010.0000