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Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect.

With the bookplates of Robert Hoe, John L. Clawson, and Lucius Wilmerding.

With the original blue-gray wrappers bound in at end of volume. Bound in straight-grained green morocco, gilt spine and insides edges, marbled end papers, gilt top edge, otherwise uncut, by Francis Bedford, in morocco case.

Bound in tree calf with gilt spine.

First collection of Robert Burns’s work to be published. Printed in Kilmarnock by John Wilson in 1786. Known as the ‘Kilmarnock Burns’ or the ‘Kilmarnock Edition’. The poems include ‘Scotch drink’, ‘The Cotter’s Saturday night’, ‘To a mouse’ and ‘To a louse’.