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 (1801). Robert Burns.

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 (1801)

Edinburgh: T. Cadell, Jun and W. Davies, 1801. Second Edition. Hardcover spiral bound. Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies; Edinburgh: W. Creech, 1801 Second edition, revised. 4 Vols, 8vo Original full tree calf bindings, marble end papers, Frontice portrait; four different woodcut vignette title-pages. Very clean and bright text and endpapers, minimal to no foxing. The first attempt at a posthumous collected edition of Burns' works, edited by James Currie and first published in 1800 in Liverpool for the benefit of Burns' widow. Included is Currie's substantial life of Burns, which was reprinted throughout the 19th century; extensive selections of Burns' correspondence; tributes to Burns; and previously unpublished poems and songs, most notably "Auld lang syne" on page 122 of volume 4. With the book plate of Julian Wood Glass. Julian Wood Glass Jr. was a descendent of Mary and James Wood, who settled the site now called Glen Burnie in the late 1730s and founded the city of Winchester then called Frederick Town in 1744. Julian and his half-sister, Sunny, grew up in Nowata, Oklahoma, where their father had moved from Winchester and achieved financial success in the oil industry. The Glass family enjoyed a gracious lifestyle that exposed Julian to European travel and the arts. Very Good. Item #63

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