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The McKie Collection

Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect [1803, London][2]

19th Century

Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, by Robert Burns, in 2 volumes. London: printed by J.D. Dewick, Aldersgate Street for R. Thurgood, 39 Newgate Street. 1803."With a complete glossary, and life of the author. Embellished with a portrait."

Vol. II bought at Craibe Angus' sale, so not part of the original McKie Collection.

Binding: beige boards held together with blue paper/tape (as a spine); title & volume pasted on printed label on the spine; date in gold on the spine; cream laid end-paper; roughly cut, unevenly sized cream paper.

Marks: Embossed "Burns Monument Kilmarnock", on the title pages of both volumes. James McKie private library number "102" on volume 1.


Illustrations: Coloured engraving of Burns, after Nasmyth (MacKenzie), facing the title page of volume 1.

Comment by James McKie: "…not very neatly coloured but not very like Burns. JM'Kie"

Other annotations on volume 2: "Wm Stone Knighton", ink, front page. "6a", pencil, inside back cover.

The Dick Institute
Accession number:
BU_C.0045.0001 & 0002
Digital Number:
East Ayrshire Leisure

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