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The McKie Collection

The Poetical Works of Robert Burns [1810, London]

19th Century

The Poetical Works of Robert Burns, by Robert Burns, in 2 volumes. London: Printed for S.A. Oddy, Pickett Street, by Joseph Smith, Seven Dials. 1810. "With Engravings". "With a complete glossary and Life of the author."

Binding: green leather on boards; tooled and gold decoration on covers, the spines and edges; volume on the spine; likely that there was contrast-coloured leather on the spine at one point; marbled end-papers; cream wove paper.

Marks: Embossed "Burns Monument Kilmarnock", on the title pages of both volumes. James McKie private library "158" & "159".

Volume 1: Engraving of Burns (Mackenzie) facing the title page. Image of Burns' grave, on the title page. Engravings between pages 6&7 (WH Brooke, engraved by Ja. Wallis); 122-123; 
Volume 2: Engraving of ploughman, facing the title page. Engravings between pages 50&51 (WH Brooke, engraved by JA Wallis); 74&75 (WH Brooke, engraved by Mackenzie); 110&111 (C. Muis, engraved by JA Wallis); 

Comment by McKie: "The Life is the same as that in the Aln-wick Eds and is often afterward reprinted. James McKie."

Other annotation: Erased illegible inscription on initial pages.

The Dick Institute
Accession number:
BU_C.0071.0001 & 0002
Digital Number:
East Ayrshire Leisure

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