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The McKie Collection

The Poetical Works of Robert Burns [1808, Alnwick]

19th Century

The Poetical Works of Robert Burns; with his life, by Robert Burns, in 2 volumes. Alnwick: Printed by Catnach and Davison. 1808. Sold by booksellers in England, Scotland, and Ireland."Ornamented with engravings on Wood by Mr. Bewick, from Original designs by Mr Thurston."

Binding: brown marbled paper and green leather on board; gold decoration on the spines; title, author, volume, place and date in gold on the spines; contrast leather on the spines; purple wove end-papers; cream wove paper.

Marks: Embossed "Burns Monument Kilmarnock", on title pages of both volumes. James McKie private library numbers "139" & "140".

Illustrations: Woodcuts throughout both volumes by Thomas Bewick, both vignettes and full-page images.


Comment by McKie: "Matthew…reprint from the Alnwick Press. James McKie".

Other annotations: Volume I: Illegible signature, ink, title page. "-B- 2 vols 17/6 | Cuts by Bewick", pencil, initial page.

The Dick Institute
Accession number:
BU_C.0065.0001 & 0002
Digital Number:
East Ayrshire Leisure

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