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The McKie Collection

The Works of Robert Burns [1803, Edinburgh]

19th Century

The Works of Robert Burns; with an Account of his Life, and A Criticism on his Writings to which are prefixed, some observations on the Character and Condition of the Scottish Peasantry, by Robert Burns, edited by James Currie, in 4 volumes. Vol. I: "The Life of Robert Burns with A Criticism on his Writings to which are Prefixed Some Observations on the Scottish Peasantry". London: Printed for T.Cadell and W. Davies, Strand; W. Creech, Edinburgh. 1803. Fourth Edition. Printed by A. Wilson, Oriental Press, Lincoln's Inn Fields.


Binding: Marbled paper and green leather on board; tooled decoration; title, volume, edition, place and date on the spine; cream wove end-paper; cream wove paper with dotted, brown edges; gold decoration on the spine.


Marks: Embossed "Burns Monument Kilmarnock",on the title page and the volume title page. James McKie private library numbers "95", "96", "97", & "98".


Illustrations: Engraving of Burns after Nasmyth (I. Neagle), facing the title page of volume 1. Vignettes on the title pages of all volumes.


Comment by James McKie: "This the fourth edition was called for in… after the publication of the third… contains several new letters while …for-merly published, are omitted. James McKie."

The Dick Institute
Accession number:
BU_C.0041.0001, 0002, 0003 & 0004
Digital Number:
East Ayrshire Leisure

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