The Poetical Works of Robert Burns, with Numerous Illustrations. Published by Collins Clear-Type Press, London. [n.d.] Not dated. Scarce copy. Comes with Ephemera inside.
Gilt inlay on blindstamp illustration of ship, embossed gilt titles and top edge of textblock is gold gilt. There is a full seam split after the pre title page (see image in gallery area for example of this) however all 648 pages are secure to hinge. A very nice scarce copy.
About Robert Burns (From Goodreads):
Robert Burns (also known as Robin) was a Scottish poet and a lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language. He also wrote in English and a “light” Scots, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland.
He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement and after his death became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism. A cultural icon in Scotland and among the Scottish Diaspora around the world, celebration of his life and work became almost a national charismatic cult during the 19th and 20th centuries, and his influence has long been strong on Scottish literature.
As well as making original compositions, Burns collected folk songs from across Scotland, often revising or adapting them. His Auld Lang Syne is often sung at Hogmanay (the last day of the year), and Scots Wha Hae has served as an unofficial national anthem. Other poems and songs of Burns that remain well-known across the world today, include A Red, Red Rose, A Man’s A Man for A’ That, To a Louse, To a Mouse, The Battle of Sherramuir, Tam o’ Shanter and Ae Fond Kiss.