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The McKie Collection

Poems by Robert Burns [1811, Edinburgh]

19th Century

Poems by Robert Burns: with an account of his life and miscellaneous remarks on his writings, containing also many poems and letters, not printed in Doctor Currie's Edition, by Robert Burns, in 2 volumes. Edinburgh: printed for the trustees of the late James Morison, by John Moir, Royal Bank Close. 1811.

Binding: Brown leather on board; gold decoration; contrast coloured leather on the spine; author, title, volume, date, edition; cream laid end-papers; cream wove paper.

Marks: Embossed "Burns Monument Kilmarnock", on the title page. James McKie private library number "165" & "166".

Volume 1: Engraving of Burns after Nasmyth (T. Clerk), facing title page. Engravings between pages 0&1 (Burnett, engraved by Stewart & Burnett); 12&13 (J. Burnett); 20&21 (J. Burnett); 30&31 (J. Burnett, engraved by T. Clerk); 42&43 (J. Burnett, engraved by T. Clerk); 104&105 (J. Burnett, engraved by T. Clerk); 132&133 (Burnett, engraved by Stewart & Burnett); 148&149 (Burnett, engraved by Stewart & Burnett); 158&159 (J. Burnett); 176&177 (J. Burnett, engraved by T. Clerk); 182&183 (J. Burnett, engraved by T. Clerk); 242&243 (J. Burnett); 280&281 (J. Burnett); 294&295 (Geddes, engraved by Clerk); 304&305 (Burnett, engraved by Stewart & Burnett); 316&317 (pages stuck together).
Volume 2: Engraving of "Chevalier's Lament" (Burnett, engraved by Stewart & Burnett), facing title page. Engravings between pages 0&1 (Burnett, engraved by T. Clerk); 36&37 (Burnett, engraved by Stewart & Burnett); 42&43 (Burnett, engraved by Stewart & Burnett); 86& 87 (Geddes, engraved by Clerk); 110&111 (Burnett); 118&119 (Geddes, engraved by Clerk).

Comment by McKie: "There is …little in these vols, but what had appeared pre-viously - the Life by Pro-fessor Watken is very good & justly impartial. James M'Kie."

Other annotations: Volume 1: Pencil comments throughout text, most likely by McKie.

The Dick Institute
Accession number:
BU_C.0072.0001 & 0002
Digital Number:
East Ayrshire Leisure

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