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Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect: BURNS, Robert

BURNS, Robert

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Item Description: Title within typographical border. viii, [1], 10-240 pp. 8vo, fine late 19th-cent. red morocco by Riviere, sides nicely decorated in gilt, spine richly gilt, dentelles gilt, a.e.g. Kilmarnock: J. Wilson, 1786. First edition of Burns' first and most important book of poems, published in an edition of only 612 copies. "There has never been a more truly national poet than Burns. Himself of humble origin, he spoke the language of the people and his songs are part of the air breathed by Scots the world over?Burns is not only the greatest Scots poet but one of the great poets of any age and nation."-Printing & the Mind of Man 231. Fine copy. The W.A. White (?) - John Whipple Frothingham (bookplate) copy. Frothingham (1878-1935), who at the time of his marriage in 1921 lived just up the street at 375 West End Avenue, was the nephew of William Augustus White (1843-1927), the great collector of Elizabethan literature and William Blake. Following his uncle's death, Frothingham inherited a portion of White's library which he removed to France and where it remained until very recently. Understandably not listed in Bartlett's Catalogue of the Early English Books chiefly of the Elizabethan Period collected by William Augustus White (1926). ? Egerer 1. Grolier, One Hundred Books Famous in English Literature, 61. Bookseller Inventory # 4914

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BURNS Robert

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Item Description: 1787. First Edition. BURNS, Robert. Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. Edinburgh: Printed for the Author, and Sold by William Creech, 1787. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown calf, tan morocco spine label, marbled boards. Housed in a custom full morocco clamshell box. $10000.First Edinburgh edition of the work which established Burns as the national poet of Scotland, with engraved frontispiece portrait""subscriber George Baillie's copy.Burns' Poems "is one of the classics of literature. Its appearance in 1786, when it received the praise of both the critics and the public, established Robert Burns as the national poet of Scotland. To the book-collector, as one of the 'Grolier Hundred,' it has been among the immortals. To the lover of poetry it will always be the sine qua non of a Burns collection. Snyder writes of this edition, 'it is perhaps fair to say that the literary historian will search the annals of English poetry long and hard before finding many other first volumes which so unmistakably announce the advent of a great and original genius.' [In 1786] Burns, discouraged amorously and economically, had decided to leave for self-imposed exile to Jamaica, but planned before he departed to have his poems printed (in order to obtain passage money). His hopes of success were small, but the enthusiasm of his friends and patrons obtained a number of subscribers. His actual success was phenomenal; he rose from the status of a versifying Ayrshire ploughman to that of the unofficial laureate of Scotland". Burns not only changed his mind about emigrating, but resolved to print a second enlarged edition of his poems at Edinburgh" (Rosenbach 46:8). Published only one year after the exceedingly scarce first (Kilmarnock) edition. The number of subscriptions for this work was large enough to require the printer to reset and reprint most of the 51 gatherings; this copy is from the first issue, with "Boxburgh" for "Roxburgh" on p. xxxvii; page 232 correctly numbered, and "skinking" correctly spelled on page 263. Bound with half title. Gibson, 5. Rothschild 556. See PMM 231. Presented in a contemporary hand to Peter Baillie, with an inscription on the title page that reads: "A Plough Man near Air/ for Master Peter Baillie." (As a boy, Burns labored on his father's farm near the Scottish town of Ayr.) Peter was the son of the Honorable George Baillie, whose name appears on the list of subscribers and in a contemporary hand on the title page. (The inscription and signature are faded.).Joints and corners expertly restored. An excellent copy in a handsome contemporary binding. Bookseller Inventory # 101580

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BURNS, Robert.

Published by London: printed for A. Strahan; T. Cadell in the Strand; and W. Creech, Edinburgh. 1787 (1787)

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Item Description: London: printed for A. Strahan; T. Cadell in the Strand; and W. Creech, Edinburgh. 1787, 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. Bookseller Inventory # 56744

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BURNS (Robert)

Published by for A. Strahan; T. Cadell; and W. Creech, London (1787)

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Item Description: for A. Strahan; T. Cadell; and W. Creech, London, 1787. First London Edition. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Beugo after Nasmyth. 8vo. [215 x 130 x 28 mm]. xlviii, [i], 14-372 pp. Bound c.1920 by George Bayntun (signed in gilt on the front turn-in) in green goatskin, the covers with a border of gilt and black fillets with semi-circular openings at the corners containing a large gilt thistle-head surrounded by black dots. The spine divided into six panels with gilt compartments and bands tooled with gilt and black dots, lettered in the second panel and dated at the foot, the others with a gilt thistle-head within gilt and black fillets, the edges of the boards and turn-ins tooled with gilt fillets, marbled endleaves, gilt edges. (Spine a little faded, one corner slightly bumped). Bookseller Inventory # ebc3566

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BURNS, Robert

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Item Description: London: Printed for A. Strahan; T. Caddell in The Strand; and W. Creech, Edinburgh 1787. 3rd Edition but 1st London Edition. Rebound in antique brown leather and marbled boards with ornate gilt spine. Portrait frontispiece by A. Nasmyth. 372pp. Good and clear copy. 22cm x 14.5cm. Bookseller Inventory # 000035

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Burns, Robert

Published by John Wilson [1870], Kilmarnock (1870)

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Item Description: John Wilson [1870], Kilmarnock, 1870. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Half red morocco and marbled paper, gilt-stamped lettering and ornament on spine and corners; 8vo; pp. [i]-viii, [9]-240, plus two plates with tipped-on watercolors. American edition, signed below the imprint (verso of title-page), by James McKie, a relative (and successor) of the original printer. Joints and edges of boards scuffed; front hinge tender. Extra-illustrated, facsimile reprint of the First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # BBJC11423

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Item Description: James M'Kie, Kilmarnock [1869, 1870], 1869. Cloth / Paper-Covered Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. Frontispiece in One Volume (illustrator). First Editions Thus. 9 " Tall. 244;396 + 26 pp general index to all volumes; 370; 240. Matching four volume set in original bindings of cream vellum over blue paper-covered boards, white endpapers, many pages unopened [pages still attached at top]. First three volumes dated 1869, last volume dated 1870, all in the limited edition signed by the printer, M'Kie. Vellum darkened, particularly spines, but spine labels all present [the last volume has only the title label,]. Wear, fraying at corners, bindings solid although front board of Posthumous Poems is very neatly detached and can be reattached without loss. A few pages roughly opened, small chip at top of title page of the facsimile edition. Signed By James M'Kie. Bookseller Inventory # 023354

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Burns, Robert (1759-1796)

Published by Patterson & Cochran, Philadelphia (1798)

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Item Description: Patterson & Cochran, Philadelphia, 1798. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fair. First US Edition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. First American edition, 1798. Worn but generally sound copy in full brown leather with black spine label, 6.5" tall, 302 pages. Covers worn and rubbed, front joint split about halfway up the spine but cover remains attached, text block sound, free endpapers removed, considerable number of old names and writing to pastedowns and title page, text age-darkened with intermittent dampstaining, fully and readily legible throughout, Bookseller Inventory # 034174

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Poems chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, Songs: Burns, Robert

Burns, Robert

Published by Published by John Sharpe, London (1824)

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Item Description: Published by John Sharpe, London, 1824. , volumes illustrated with 5 black and white plates each (including frontispieces) all with tissue guards, printed by C. Whittingham First Edition , staining and foxing to plates and preliminary pages in both volumes, with minor foxing on otherpages, two leaves in first volume slightly torn and untrimmed, good condition , full calf, blindstamped and gilt panelling front and rear, 4 raised bands on spine with gilt titles and decoration in compartments, all edges marbeld , 12mo, 16.5 x 10.5 cms Hardback ISBN: Bookseller Inventory # 65511

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Burns, Robert

Published by T Cadell and W Davies, London (1800)

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Item Description: T Cadell and W Davies, London, 1800. Full Calf. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. New Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Volume I in full cafl, has burnished and rubbed outers with corners rubbed to boards. Gilt decoration and title plate on spine which has some wear at head/foot, but outers all held together. Water stain through prelims and early folios, though text not obscured. FFE free of inscriptions. Text is clean with some age browning and occasional water staining. Volume II, upper cover is detached, outers are buffed and burnished and spine is well rubbed with book title plate missing. End papers are free of inscriptions. Contents are clean but with some age browning and occasional light foxing. Scarce. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 022747

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Burns, Robert

Published by John Wilson, Kilmarnock (1870)

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Item Description: John Wilson, Kilmarnock, 1870. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. First Edition Thus. 240 p. Reprint and facsimile of the Original Kilmarnock Edition. Publisher's blue paper wraps. Front board off, but present. Spine cracked and chipped, edges rubbed. Signed twice by publisher. Minor spotting. Signed by Publisher. Bookseller Inventory # 100763

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BURNS, Robert

Published by John Smith & Son, Glasgow (1927)

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Item Description: John Smith & Son, Glasgow, 1927. Paper. Book Condition: Fine. Facsimile. First edition of this facsimile of The Kilmarnock Burns of 1786. pages i-ix, 10-240 including glossary at end. very well printed on laid paper with pale blue untitled laid paper wraps matching the original publication. most pages top edges mostly uncut, others untrimmed. spine lightly faded/foxed. fine in matching slipcase titled on front with full details + Facsimile of the First edition 7/6 nett. sa little dusty with quite strong foxing on spine and topedge .nice clean copy of the most attractive way to read Burns. Bookseller Inventory # 003681

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Burns, Robert.

Published by James McKie, 1870.], [Kilmarnock: (1870)

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Item Description: James McKie, 1870.], [Kilmarnock:, 1870. 8vo, recent fawn buckram spine and blue cloth sides, black lettering, 240 pages. Signed by the publisher McKie on the verso of the title page. NCBEL II, 1993. Occasional light internal smudge; a fine copy. First edition, American issue of this facsimile. Bookseller Inventory # 17621

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Burns, Robert

Published by D. Brown, Scotland (1909)

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Item Description: D. Brown, Scotland, 1909. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition This Publisher. Softcover bound in bluish green paper wrappers with two small tears along the front hinge. Appears never to have been read. Facsimile of the 1786 Kilmarnock edition. Bookseller Inventory # 014981

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Burns, Robert

Published by John Wilson, Kilmarnock, Scotland (1870)

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Item Description: John Wilson, Kilmarnock, Scotland, 1870. Hardcover. Book Condition: Poor. Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. "Reprint and facsimile of the original Kilmarnock edition, printed at Kilmarnock Scotland in 1870 by James McKie. This is the American edition printed for John Brown & Co, Newport, Rhode Island, US. W. S. Thorburn, bookseller, Cincinnati , Agent for the Western States." The above was copied verbatim from the copyright page of this copy. It is an unusual copy, unfortunately in poor condition. Hardcover. Book Condition: Poor. First American Edition Thus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 240 p. Publisher's blue paper wraps, soiled both boards detached, but present. Edges rubbed. Loss of material on spine. This is a valuable copy, with price sharply reduced because it is in poor condition. Bookseller Inventory # 130935

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