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Story of the Robert Burns Kilmarnock Edition : John D Ross Scottish Poetry 1933

Story of the Robert Burns Kilmarnock Edition : John D Ross Scottish Poetry 1933

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The Story of the Kilmarnock Burns

By John D. Ross

Published by Eneas Mackay, Storling, 1933. First Edition. 8vo, 96 pages.

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In very good condition throughout. The binding is good. All contents present and pages clean throughout. No riting or names to the book. Overall very good.

'Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect', commonly known as the Kilmarnock Edition, is a collection of poetry by Robert Burns, first printed and issued by John Wilson of Kilmarnock on 31 July 1786. It was the first published edition of Burns' work. It cost 3 shillings and 612 copies were printed. The volume was dedicated to his friend Gavin Hamilton, who had suggested publishing the poems by subscription to raise funds for Burns' potential move to The West Indies.

The Kilmarnock volume contained, besides satire, a number of poems like 'Halloween' (written in 1785), 'The Twa Dogs' and 'The Cotter's Saturday Night', which are vividly descriptive of the Scots peasant life with which he was most familiar; and a group like 'Puir Mailie' and 'To a Mouse', which, in the tenderness of their treatment of animals, revealed one of the most attractive sides of Burns' personality.


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