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. In Four Volumes.

  • Burns, Robert
  • Liverpool: Printed by J. M'Creery for T. Cadell Jun. 1800
  • ESTC T91494; Lamont 53.


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FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, 4 vols., 8vo, pp. [vii], iv-xxvi, 376; xxvi, [ii], 476; [ii], xiv, [ii], 384, 55, [1]; [iv], xxiii, [i], 415, [1] + frontispiece to vol. 1. Contemporary marbled calf, spines divided by triple gilt rules, red morocco labels, 4th compartments numbered direct in gilt. 2 leaves in vol. 4 torn horizontally halfway through without loss, some spotting and soiling. Spines a little crackled and rubbed, a little wear to spine ends. Gift inscription to Kenneth Moody-Stuart to pastedown of vol. 1 dated July 1880.


The first collected edition of Burns' work, which was reprinted in London the following year. As well as his poetry the volumes contain many of his letters and biographical and critical notes. This copy belonged to Dumfriesshire minister and author Kenneth Moody-Stuart (1842-1904).

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