Poems,; Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. Robert Burns.

Poems,; Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect.

Edinburgh: Printed for the Author and Sold by William Creech, 1787. First Edinburgh edition. 8vo, frontispiece; xlviii + 368pp, half title present; foredge untrimmed; 19th century full morocco gilt binding by Riviere with marbled endpapers; t.e.g. Bookplate of Frederick H. Carpenter on front pastedown; some marginal soil; spine faded. Item #205736

Mixed issue with the "Boxburgh" misprint on the subscriber's list, but with "skinking" correctly spelled on p. 283. The Edinburgh edition followed the first, printed at Kilmarnock in a severely limited edition that has since become one of the great rarities of 18th century literature. A handsome copy of the best procurable edition.

Price: $1,500.00

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