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The Works of Robert Burns; with A Complete Life of the Poet,
and An Essay on His Genius and Character

by Professor Wilson

Blackie and Son, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London
---1859---

Original steel-engraved prints over 150 years old

Sheet size: approximately 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches (about 16 x 24 cm)
Due to age and type of paper, some foxing is to be expected. Please view enlarged images for assessment of condition.
 

Robert Burns was Scotland's greatest poet and many would say that he was the world's greatest poet ever.

Burns was born at Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland on 25 January 1759 and died in Dumfries on 21 July 1796. In less than 37 years of life he accomplished more than most people do in a normal lifetime.

His great popularity with the Scots lies in his ability to depict with loving accuracy the life of his fellow rural Scots, as he did in The Cotter’s Saturday Night. His use of dialect brought a stimulating, much-needed freshness and raciness into British poetry but Burns’s greatness extends beyond the limits of dialect. His poems are written about Scots, but, in tune with the rising humanitarianism of his day, they apply to a multitude of universal problems. Socialists, communists, atheists and anarchists all claim that Robert Burns was one of their founding fathers.

Robert Burns portrait
Portrait of Robert Burns
after Skirving
Robert Burns
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Robert Burns

from the original drawing by Archibald Skirving
Engraved by H. Robinson
$35
Statue of Burns by Flaxman
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Statue of Burns by Flaxman

Drawn by J. Irvine
Engraved by H. Cook
$15
Robert Ainslie Esq
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Robert Ainslie Esq

Engraved by J. Cochran
$15
Mrs Burns
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Mrs Burns and one of her grandchildren

Engraved by W. Holl
$15
Elizabeth Burnet
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Elizabeth Burnet

Drawn by E. McLea
Engraved by H. Robinson
$15
Mrs Dunlop
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Mrs Dunlop

Engraved by H. Robinson
$15
Frances Grose
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Frances Grose F.S.A.

Drawn by N. Dance
Engraved by H.B. Hall
$15
Mrs Lewis Hay (Margaret Chalmers)
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Mrs Lewis Hay (Margaret Chalmers)

Drawn by J. Irvine
Engraved by H. Cook
$15
Lucy Johnstone
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Lucy Johnstone

Drawn by Sir H. Raeburn
Engraved by H. T. Ryall
$15
Euphemia Murray
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Euphemia Murray

Drawn by A. Stewar
Engraved by H. Robinson
$15
Mrs Thomson (Jessie Lewars)
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Mrs Thomson (Jessie Lewars)

Drawn by J. Irvine
Engraved by H. Robinson
$15
John Syme Esq
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John Syme Esq

Drawn and Engraved by T.J. Kelley
$15
Facsimile of Burns' Hand-Writing
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Facsimile of Burns' Hand-Writing

from the original in the possession of Major James Glencairn Burns
$20

Facsimile of Burns' Hand-Writing

SIDE 1 (see image to right for SIDE 2.
Page size is about 8.875 x 9.5 inches with fold, as issued)

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Facsimile of Burns' Hand-Writing

from the original in the possession of Major James Glencairn Burns
$25

Facsimile of Burns' Hand-Writing

SIDE 2 (see image to right for SIDE 1.
Page size is about 8.875 x 9.5 inches with fold, as issued)

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Facsimile of Burns' Hand-Writing

from the original in the possession of Major James Glencairn Burns
 

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