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The Works of ROBERT BURNS. 4 Vols. by  James  M.D. (Ed) Currie - Hardcover - New Edition - 1819 - from BOOKLOVERS PARADISE (SKU: 13374)

The Works of ROBERT BURNS. 4 Vols.

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The Works of ROBERT BURNS. 4 Vols.: with an Account of his Life, Criticism on his Writings , etc, etc in Four Volumes with Twenty-Four Elegant Engravings

by Currie, James M.D. (Ed)

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Half calf ; gold titles on spines are rather dim; 6 compartments on spine with 5 embellishments and a title. Vols 1, 2, 3 have very old signatures and very small owner's library stamp. Opposite all engravings the paper is foxed but apart from the paper being uniformly tanned with age, there is no foxing. It appears that all vols are unread. VOL 1. "With a Criticism on His Writings" - Frontis, xii plus 370pp incl 2 Appendices and some poetry. VOL 2. VOL II . "General Correspondence Including Pieces of Miscellaneous Poetry. " 471pp including the last thing he wrote; Glossary. VOL III. xvi plus 414pp incl Glossary (which goes only up to 'Whid' making it appear that there is a missing page) VOL IV : xxvii plus 412pp incl Index to letters and Index to poems. The title p and the first p of the Preface have missing chunks - 75x75m- but that on the title p has been replaced. RESTORATIONS ; 1 board replaced and 5 boards have been re-affixed with new end papers where required. Original leather has been re-coloured and oiled. New marbled paper on covers. All corners strengthened. Missing pieces from 4 heads and 2 tails have been replaced with faux leather. The Editor apparently did a good bit of expurgation but still Burns' wonderful prose and poetry shines through. A handsome set. Please expect extra postage to overseas.


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The Works of ROBERT BURNS. 4 Vols.
Currie, James M.D. (Ed)
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