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The McKie Collection

The Works of Robert Burns [1806, London]

19th Century

The Works of Robert Burns; with an Account of his Life and A Criticism of 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. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand; and W. Creech, Edinburgh; by J. M'Creery, Black-Horse-Court, Fleet-Street. 1806.
Fifth Edition.
Vol. I: "The Life of Robert Burns; with a criticism on his writings. To which are prefixed, some observations on the Scottish Peasantry."
Vol. II: "General Correspondence including Pieces of Miscellaneous Poetry"
Vol. III: "Poems formerly published, with some additions. To which is added, a history of these poems by Gilbert Burns."
Vol. IV: "Correspondence with Mr. George Thomson, including poetry, hitherto unpublished or uncollected."


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


Marks: Embossed "Burns Monument Kilmarnock" on the title page of all volumes. James McKie private library numbers "122", "123", "124", "125".

Vol I: Engraving of Burns after Nasmyth (J. Neagle). Vignettes on the title pages of all volumes.

Comment by James McKie: "Another reprint - Currie died 31 August 1805 so he was not likely …any hand in putting this through the press. James M'Kie."

The Dick Institute
Accession number:
BU_C.0055.0001, 0002, 0003 & 0004
Digital Number:
East Ayrshire Leisure

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