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Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish dialect by Robert Burns

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Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect, by Robert Burns

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's National Poet was born in a small thatched cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire the son of a market gardener who feued 7 acres locally. During a short period he composed a wealth of songs and poems. He died of heart disease in Dumfries at the early age of 37 years.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT245
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
18cm x 10cm
What:
Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish dialect by Robert Burns
Subject:
This edition is on display in the Burns Cottage Museum in Alloway which has also a wealth of various editions of the Poetess works from 1786 to the present day.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
William Creech (publisher)
When:
1787
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
This edition is on display in the Burns Cottage Museum in Alloway which has also a wealth of various editions of the Poetess works from 1786 to the present day.
Description:
This is the second edition of the Poets works, the first being printed in Kilmarnock in 1786. There were two impressions of this Edinburgh edition totaling 3000 copies costing five shillings to subscribers and six shillings to non subscribers. It was sold by his publisher William Creech.