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Lot 21: BURNS, ROBERT. POEMS, CHIEFLY IN THE SCOTTISH DIALECT, 1787 (1 VOL.)

The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI

by Sotheby's

20 October 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • BURNS, ROBERT. POEMS, CHIEFLY IN THE SCOTTISH DIALECT, 1787 (1 VOL.)
  • BURNS, ROBERT. POEMS, CHIEFLY IN THE SCOTTISH DIALECT, 1787 (1 VOL.)
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Description: 8vo (226 x 138mm.), SECOND (first Edinburgh) EDITION (with "skinking" at p.263 and "Boxburgh" rather than "Roxburgh" in the list of subscribers), half-title, stipple engraved portrait frontispiece, ORIGINAL BLUE BOARDS, collector's folding green cloth box, rebackedupper hinge split, some rubbing and soiling to boards

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Provenance: "Robert Douglas", ownership signature on upper board; Captain Barrington Campbell, presentation and ownership inscription dated 17 July [18]67; Scribner Rare Books, New York; Abel E. Berland, book-label and inscription on rear endpaper (stating purchase date of 26 February 1970); his sale, Christie's New York, 9 October 2001, lot 155

Literature: ESTC T125274

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