BURNS, Robert.

Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. The third edition.

Published: London: printed for A. Strahan; T. Cadell in the Strand; and W. Creech, Edinburgh.

Date: [ 1787 ]

Front. port. after Alexander Nasmyth, bound without half title. Contemp. half calf, marbled boards, spine with raised & gilt bands, red morocco label; v. sl. rubbed, sl. wear to marbled paper on edges of following board. A v.g. clean copy in attractive contemp. binding.

Egerer 5; ESTC T91546. The first London edition, set from the ‘stinking’ Edinburgh edition. Advertised in May 1787 (in The London Chronicle), but probably not published till November, or early December, 1787. This copy was bought for 6s. by Mr D. Stacy of Hackney, London, who adds his name to the subscribers list & price of 6s. to title, and gives his name, purchase price, and the 1s. he paid for binding on the leading pastedown.


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