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Many editions of the works of Burns have included studies of the people associated with him during his life and after. This book traces Burns's family members in chronological order along with his friends and contemporaries. There are three main illustrations with an explanatory history to each page featuring portraits and sites associated with each individual. This highly decorated volume has been scrupulously researched, compiled and written by Douglas Hunter, who has discovered new material which corrects long accepted data by past authors. This highly decorated book has been produced in full colour, with approx. 600 beautifull illustrations and at 310 pages is a valuable edition to any collection, not only for its lavish quality, but its highly informative and thoroughly researched content concerning the people and places associated with Robert Burns. It will certainly be a cherished family heirloom for future generations.
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The level of research that has gone into this publication is astonishing. It gives us the opportunity to fill the many gaps of knowledge that can only be gathered through having an intense curiosity and insatiable appetite for anyone familiar with the works of our National Bard. The accompaniment of the many fine drawings is only what we have come to expect from possibly the best artist in the known Burns world. Script and drawings have been combined to make a wonderful presentation. It is an excellent reference book and is definitely a 'must have' for the collector of Burns material. ---W. J. Smith, Past President and Treasurer of Kilbirnie Roseberry Burns Club.
As a student and admirer of Robert Burns I find this book highlights the different facets of his life and of Scotland in his time. The manuscript illuminations are first class , the text is well researched and informative. It took sheer hard work, dedication and a life times study to produce this amazing book. The members of any society will certainly purchase and enjoy this fine work of art as numerous others will. ---Matthew H. Gilbert President, Dundas Burns Society, 1059 Past President of Stirling Clacks and West Perthshire area of Burns Clubs
Past authors and admirers of Burns have produced many books but few have reached the art of 'Hunters' Illustrated History of the Family, Friends and Contemporaries of Robert Burns'. Colin Hunter McQueen ranks alongside the foremost illustrators of the past. His son Douglas's research has unearthed a wealth of new material; he has studied over three hundred birth, marriage and death certificates. Both Colin and Douglas searched through many wide-spread sites and kirkyards and in doing so have thrown more light on the poet's life and travels. The illustrations are remarkable and are of the very highest quality and the text, with additional notes and valuable index, does credit to the authors. ---John Inglis, Past President of the Burns Federation and Irvine Burns Club.
Douglas McQueen Hunter is a musician and songwriter, with many commercially recorded works. He is related through his mother to the 19th century Ayrshire authors A.B. Todd and John Taylor Gibb and is a direct descendent of the Richard family of Tarbolton and Robert Strathdee of Craigengillan, factorfarmer at Coilsfield, to 'Sodger Hugh' the 12th Earl of Eglinton. He is a member of the Kilbirnie Rosebery Burns Club. The illustrator, Colin Maxwell Ross Hunter, known as McQueen, is a retired senior conservation officer and master craftsman for Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries. Colin produced his first book in 1999 - Rantin' Rovin Robin, a richly illustrated story of the life of Robert Burns. Colin has recently built the unique scale model of Burns s Mausoleum, which is scheduled to tour the country's Museums and Galleries throughout Burns's centenary year of 2009, and beyond. Colin is a member of five Burns Clubs and Honorary Member of three.
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Book Description Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR007406546
Book Description Messrs Hunter McQueen & Hunter. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0955973201 Number 129 of 2000. Signed by Authors Colin Hunter McQueen and Douglas Hunter on limitation page. Binding solid, pages crisp and clean, no other markings found. Dust jacket bright and shiny with light scuffs and dents. Extremities lightly bumped with minimal tip wear. No expedited or international shipping, oversize. Seller Inventory # SKU1009421