The Works of Robert Burns; Illustrated By an Extensive Series of Portraits and Authentic Views. With a Complete Life of the Poet: An Essay on His Genius and Character, By Professor Wilson.
(Robert Burns)

London: Blackie and Son, 1866. In two volumes, mostly printed double-column; cclxxvi + 140 + xx + 392 pages; with engraved portrait frontispieces in each vol., engraved illustrated title pages and other illustrations throughout the texts; Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) Scottish poet, "... was read enthusiastically throughout the British empire, and in America, where he mattered to poets as different as Whitman and Whittier…a genuinely popular poet, though not always one widely taught in universities. His work has been translated into most major and many minor languages, and his songs, still sung in Scotland and abroad, are available in a variety of recordings... (Robert Crawford in the DNB); vols. approx. 7" x 9 3/4" size; bound in hard polished brownish-purple cloth, burgundy red leather spines and corners, gilt roll-tool decorated, thistle-ornaments in spine compartments, gilt spine titles, text edges lightly tinted red; some edge, tips, spine ends wear & rubbing to boards; leather flaking a bit; one inner plate with repairs on back; endpapers and titles with some foxing; text blocks and illustrations generally clean; in good condition. Good (Item ID: 22996)


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