Sale 19BP01 | Lot 232

BURNS, ROBERT Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
BURNS, ROBERT  Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect.

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Lot 232
BURNS, ROBERT Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect.
Edinburgh: printed for the author and sold by William Creech, 1787. Second edition (i.e. first Edinburgh edition, first state of the subscriber list with the misprint "Duke of Boxburgh" to p. xxxvii; p. 263 with "Stinking"), with an autograph note from Burns tipped-in ""Friday Morning/Mrs. Miller./Please give the Bearer the parcel/I left with you yesterday/ Robt. Burns." Full period brown calf, housed in a fine brown morocco pull-off case by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. 7 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches (20.5 x 11 cm); portrait frontispiece, [i],-xlviii, [9]-368 pp., half-title present. Neatly rebacked to style, some slight toning and offsetting, in general an excellent copy. Bookplates of William Currie M.D. (with note presenting the book to him from Hugh Corrie) and Richard Bayard Dominick.
William Currie was likely a relative of James Currie, the editor of the 1800 The Works of Robert Burns.

C Property of a Gentleman

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $2,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

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