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The McKie Collection

Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect [1794, Edinburgh]

18th Century

Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, by Robert Burns, in two volumes. Edinburgh: printed for T. Cadell, London and William Creech, Edinburgh, 1794. New edition, considerably enlarged.

Binding: Marbled paper and leather on board; simple tooled decoration on leather; title, volume, place and date on the spine in gold; plain end-papers; light-green, grubby wove paper with marbled edges.

Marks: Embossed "Burns Monument Kilmarnock", on the title page. McKie private library numbers "30" and "31".

Illustration. Engraving of Burns after Nasmyth (I. Beugo), pasted facing title page.

Comment by James McKie: "A print of the 1793 ed - nothing to remark regarding. James M'Kie. This was the last ed published in Burns' lifetime. JM'Kie."

Some pencil marks throughout.

184x115x16mm [8vo]
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
BU_C.0011.0001 & 0002