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The McKie Collection

The Works of Robert Burns [1809, 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; W. Creech, Edinburgh. 1809. By J M. Creery, Black-Horse-Court, Fleet-Street. Sixth 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 George Thomson, including poetry, hitherto unpublished or uncollected."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: Brown leather on board; gold decoration on the spine; title, volume, edition, place and date on the spine in gold; cream wove end-papers; cream wove paper with marbled edges.

Marks: Embossed "Burns Monument Kilmarnock", on the title pages of all volumes and volume title page of volume 3. James McKie private library numbers "150", "151", "152" & "153"

Illustrations: Engraving of Burns after Nasmyth (J. Neagle), with decorative order, facing the title page of volume 1. Vignette on title pages of all volumes.

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

The Dick Institute
Accession number:
BU_C.0069.0001, 0002, 0003 & 0004
Digital Number:
East Ayrshire Leisure

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