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Book, 'Essais de Montaigne' (New Edition)

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'Essais de Montaigne' from the personal library of Robert Burns

Introduction:
These books formed part of the personal library of Robert Burns. They were was published in 1754. The ten volume set is incomplete, as volumes 3 and 9 are missing. The first volume contains an inscription by Robert Burns, the poet's eldest son.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:1964.144.25
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Paper, leather (boards)
Dimensions:
Page size: 88 mm x 146 mm
What:
Book, 'Essais de Montaigne' (New Edition)
Subject:
He presented them to John McDairmid, a local journalist and editor of the Dumfries Courier. McDairmid was an admirer of Burns and collected and published much information about his life in Dumfries.
Who:
Thomson Collection (Hole in the Wa', High Street, Dumfries) (from)
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (owner (books from his library) (his eldest son recalls at his father request taking volumes 1 and 2 to Mr Gray (Rector of the Grammar School) for loan))
M Coste (author (notes by))
Jean Nourse and Vaillant (London) (publisher)
Robert Burns (eldest son of the poet, Robert Burns) (given by him to Mr McDiarmid as a token of gratitude)
When:
1754
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
He presented them to John McDairmid, a local journalist and editor of the Dumfries Courier. McDairmid was an admirer of Burns and collected and published much information about his life in Dumfries.
Description:
In this he recalls as a boy taking the first two volumes to Mr. Gray, the rector of the grammar school who had asked to borrow them.