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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

The Works of Robert Burns.

BURNS (Robert).

BURNS (Robert).

The Works of Robert Burns; With an Account of his Life, and a Criticism on his Writings. To which are Prefixed, some Observations on the Character and Condition of the Scottish Peasantry.

19 engraved plates and woodcut vignettes on the title-pages.

Fifth Edition. Four volumes. 8vo. [217 x 130 x 147 mm]. xii, 395 pp; xxiv, 470 pp; xii, 422 pp; xxiv, 414 pp. Bound in contemporary diced calf, the covers with a gilt thick and thin fillet and blind roll border. The spines divided into five panels, the head and foot of the spine and the bands stained black and tooled with gilt fillets and pallets, lettered in the second and fourth panels on green goatskin labels, the others tooled in gilt, the corners of the edges of the boards hatched in gilt, blue endleaves, marbled edges. (Slightly rubbed).
London: by J. McCreery, for T. Cadell and W. Davies; and W. Creech at Edinburgh, 1806.

With a fifth volume:

Reliques of Robert Burns; Consisting Chiefly of Original Letters, Poems, and Critical Observations on Scottish Songs. Collected and Published by R.H. Cromek.
Second Edition. 8vo. [217 x 130 x 37 mm]. xxiii, [i ], 453, [1] pp. Uniformly bound with the above. London: by J. McCreery, for T. Cadell, and W. Davies, 1813.

Some offsetting from the plates and occasional light browning, but a very good copy.

Bookplate of Sarah Phillott (born Stanton Prior, Somerset 1804; died Weston-Super-Mare 1880).

Stock no. ebc3306

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