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The McKie Collection

The Poetical Works of the late Robert Burns with an account of his life [1811, Newcastle on Tyne]

Period:
19th Century
Description:

The Poetical Works of the late Robert Burns with an account of his life, by Robert Burns. Newcastle on Tyne: Printed by M. Angue & Son. 1811. A New Edition "Containing many excellent pieces of the Authors that never made their appearance in the Copy Right Edition"


Binding: marbled paper and blue leather on board; gold decoration on the spine; author, title, place and date on the spine; cream wove end-papers; beige/brown paper.


Marks: Embossed "Burns Monument Kilmarnock", on the title page. James McKie private library number "168".


Illustrations: Vignettes throughout. Engraving of harvest scene, on the title page.


Comment by McKie: "Nothing particular about this Ed except that the Life - which is said to be taken chiefly from a Glasgow Ed - is …incorrect… - they have him joining the Dumfries … in 1797  and dying in 1795 - this must surely be typo-graphical errors as all the world knows that Burns died in 1796. James McKie. This is a reprint of the Newcastle 1802 Ed. with about 60 pages added."

Dimensions:
175x111x35mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
BU_C.0073
Digital Number:
EAMK030073
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Leisure