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

Introduction:
This is the third edition of Robert Burns' work, printed and published in 1787 by William Creech of Edinburgh and A Strahan and T Cadell, of London. This was a reprint of the first Edinburgh edition of his work, published earlier the same year.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:1935.69.7
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Paper, leather (boards)
Dimensions:
Page size: 140 mm x 213 mm
What:
Book, 'Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect'
Subject:
Alexander Nasymth was commissioned by William Creech, to paint Burns' portrait and this was engraved for the frontispiece of editions of his work. This edition is sometimes known as the 'stinking edition' due to a misprint which occurs in it.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (poetical works by)
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (poetical works by)
A Strahan, T Cadell (The Strand, London) (publisher)
William Creech (Edinburgh) (publisher)
When:
1787
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
Alexander Nasymth was commissioned by William Creech, to paint Burns' portrait and this was engraved for the frontispiece of editions of his work. This edition is sometimes known as the 'stinking edition' due to a misprint which occurs in it.
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.