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The McKie Collection

The Works of Robert Burns [1807, Belfast]

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. Belfast: Printed by Simms and M'Intyre, High-Street. 1807. A New Edition. Archer and Wards 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 George Thomson, including Poetry, Hitherto Unpublished or Collected."


Binding: Brown leather on broads; contrast leather on the spine; author, title, volume, place, and date in gold on the spine; gold decoration on the spine.


Marks: Embossed "Burns Monument Kilmarnock", on the title pages of all volumes. James mcKie private library numbers "129", "130", "131", "132"

Illustrations: Engraving of Burns after Nasmyth, facing the title page of volume I. ("Engraved from a drawing of A Skirving by J. Beugo").

Comment by James McKie: "Another reprint of Currie. James M'Kie"

Other annotations: Vol I & III-  "James …. Book", ink, title page.

The Dick Institute
Accession number:
BU_C.0058.0001, 0002, 0003 & 0004
Digital Number:
East Ayrshire Leisure

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