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'Essays on Song Writing', which belonged to Robert Burns

Introduction:
Essays on Song Writing: with a collection of such English Songs as are most eminent for poetical merit, published by Joseph Johnson in 1774 and from the personal library of Robert Burns. It contains annotations in his handwriting.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:0198.348
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
Page size: 110 mm x 178 mm
What:
Book, 'Essays on Song Writing ...'
Subject:
Burns spent time in Edinburgh in 1787 where he was acclaimed as a poet following the success of the Kilmarnock edition of his work. The 3,000 copies of his Edinburgh edition sold rapidly and he was popular in Edinburgh Society.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (4 January 1787) (owner, given to him by Dugald Stuart (Professor of Moral Philosophy, Edinburgh University))
Joseph Johnson (72 St Paul's Churchyard, London) (1774) (publisher)
William Eyres (Warrington) (1774) (printer)
Dugald Stuart (Professor of Moral Philosophy, Edinburgh University) (4 January 1787) (given by him to Robert Burns)
When:
4 January 1774
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
Burns spent time in Edinburgh in 1787 where he was acclaimed as a poet following the success of the Kilmarnock edition of his work. The 3,000 copies of his Edinburgh edition sold rapidly and he was popular in Edinburgh Society.
Description:
This was given to Burns by Dugald Stuart of Catrine, who was Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh in January 1787.