Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect (Fine Binding Edition)

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Publication: 1787

This is a first edition of Robert Burns’ 1787 book Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect finely bound by George Bayntun Bindery in England. The binding is full crushed dark blue levant leather with raised bands, gilt tooled panels enclosing thistle design in red and green. The front cover has an inlaid oval hand-painted miniature on ivory of Robert and Mary Burns, surrounded with eighty-nine pearls and two semi-precious stones, all enclosed by the thistle design tooled in gilt.

Title

Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect (Fine Binding Edition)
Poems Chiefly Scottish

Date

Publication: 1787

Description

This is a first edition of Robert Burns’ 1787 book Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect finely bound by George Bayntun Bindery in England. The binding is full crushed dark blue levant leather with raised bands, gilt tooled panels enclosing thistle design in red and green. The front cover has an inlaid oval hand-painted miniature on ivory of Robert and Mary Burns, surrounded with eighty-nine pearls and two semi-precious stones, all enclosed by the thistle design tooled in gilt.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Books
Fine press books

Source

Nettie Hale Rand Collection of Fine Bindings and Printing, PR4300 1787 .E3

Files

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Citation

“Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect (Fine Binding Edition),” Gallery, accessed September 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/941.