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123742
BURNS, Robert.

Select Scotish [sic] Songs, Ancient and Modern;...

With critical observations and biographical notices. Edited By R. H. Cromek, F.A.S. Ed.

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Published: London For T. Cadell and W. Davies, by J. McCreery, 1810

Stock Code: 123742

£450
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Notes

First edition of the second of the Yorkshire-born artist and archivist's two collections of Scottish vernacular songs written or gathered by Burns. Cromek's accuracy was suspect for many years, principally because of his gullibility in reprinting Allan Cunningham's inventions as genuine in his Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Song (1810), but the chance rediscovery of a Burns manuscript in 1922 vindicated his editorial methods in relation to Burns.

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Description

2 volumes, octavo. Uncut in original blue marbled paper backing drab boards, printed paper spine labels.

Illustrations

Wood-engraved vignettes to titles, wood-engraving of Kate of Aberdeen in the text.

Condition

Joints a little chipped, corners bumped, boards browned where shelved next to other books, a few spots internally, a very good copy.

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