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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns
London - William Davison, 1808 Book. Hardcover. Two volumes of Robert Burns' poetical works. With a portrait frontispiece of Burns to the first volume as well as numerous vignettes and plates across both volumes. Illustrations engraved by Mr Bewick from original designs by Mr John Thurston. These two volumes comprise of the poetical works of thenational poet of Scotland, Robert Burns. Burns' work is still celebrated worldwide today. He is one of the best known poets tohave written in the Scots language, although the majority of his work was written in English with a light Scots dialect. Robert Burns was a pioneer of the Romantic movement and his poetry reflects this movement. As well as original compositions Burns also collected andadapted Scottish folk songs. One famousexample of this is hispoem/song'Auld Lang Syne' which isoften sung at Hogmany. Condition: In a half morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, very smart with just some minor rubbing to the head and tail of spines and to extremities. Spines have faded. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedowns, Charles Street. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with heavy spotting to the endpapers and the odd spot throughout. Overall:NEAR FINE.
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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