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'Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect' by Robert Burns - the Belfast edition

Introduction:
This is the first Belfast edition of Robert Burns' poems, published by James Magee of Belfast in 1787. This was a reprint of the first Edinburgh edition which was published earlier the same year.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:1935.69.9
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Paper; animal skin, leather (boards)
Dimensions:
Page size: 105 mm x 170 mm
What:
Book, 'Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect'
Who:
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (poetical works by)
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (poetical works by)
James Magee (9 Bridge Street, Belfast) (printer)
James Magee (9 Bridge Street, Belfast) (printer)
When:
1787
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Description:
Burns spent time in Edinburgh in 1787 where he was acclaimed as a poet following the success of the first edition of his work, published in Kilmarnock. The 3,000 copies of his first Edinburgh edition sold rapidly and he was popular in Edinburgh Society.