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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: With Notes, Glossary, Index of First Lines, and Chronological List

by Burns, Robert (Edited by J. Logie Robertson, M.A

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

London: Oxford University Press. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1926. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Hardcover. Beautifully rebound in modern brown half-leather calfskin with marbled boards and endpapers, five raised bands, gilt decorations, paper titles and ribbon marker, original text block with gilt top edge. Only real flaw is a small, neat ink date ("May 6, 1932") on the second endpaper. Lovely copy. .



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