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'Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect' by Robert Burns - the Edinburgh edition (1)

Introduction:
This is the second edition of Robert Burns' work, printed and published in 1787 by William Creech of Edinburgh. Burns dedicated this edition to the 'Noblemen and Gentlemen of the Caledonian Hunt', many of whom were subscribers.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:1936.3.16
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Paper, leather (boards)
Dimensions:
Page size: 135 mm x 210 mm
What:
Book, 'Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect'
Subject:
Alexander Nasymth was commissioned by his publisher, William Creech, to paint Burns portrait and this was engraved for the frontispiece of the Edinburgh edition of his work.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (poetical works by)
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (poetical works by)
William Creech (Edinburgh) (printed for the author and sold by)
When:
1787
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
Alexander Nasymth was commissioned by his publisher, William Creech, to paint Burns portrait and this was engraved for the frontispiece of the Edinburgh edition of his work.
Description:
Burns spent time in Edinburgh in 1787 following the success of the first edition of his work, published in Kilmarnock. He was acclaimed as a poet and was welcomed in Edinburgh Society. The 3,000 copies of his first Edinburgh edition sold rapidly.