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Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect - Facsimile of the Original Kilmarnock Edition

Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect - Facsimile of the Original Kilmarnock Ed


Title: Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect(Reprint And Fac-simile of the Original Kilmarnock Edition Printed by John Wilson 1786)
Author: Robert Burns
Publisher: James M'Kie [McKie], Kilmarnock - facsimile edition
Date: 1867


Hardback  1867 First edition - limited to 600 copies. Copy number 362 - Signed by the publisher

  • Additional Product Information

    Publisher James M'Kie or James McKie(1816–1891) was one of the great collectors of Burnsiana which is now housed by East Ayrshire Council Arts and Museums Service.


    James M'kie became well aware of the scarcity of the original works published during Burns' lifetime and felt that Burn's many admirers would welcome the opportunity to own exact reproductions of these orginal works. So between 1866 and 1886 he produced at least sixteen editions with variants, limiting each publication to 600 copies and all produced in the familair original bindings of blue boards & paper spines.  The publications were highly regarded with all the copies sold by subscription prior to printing.


    This edition is a facsimile of the famous original Kilmarnock edition printed by John Wilson from 1786(MDCCLXXXVI) which at the last census only 86 were known to exist.  It consists of a short preface, 44 poems and glossary. This facsimile is no 362 of a limited print of 600 and published in 1867 and signed by James M'kie.

  • Condition Notes

    This book is in fair condition overall and remains tightly bound

    The  blue paper covered boards have some age related dirt and stains. There is bruising on the corners and some fraying along the top and bottom of the spine.

    The inside pages pages have age-related tanning and minor spotting throughout but they remain bright and clear.


    Please check the images associated with this Book to gain a clear insight into the book's condition and if you require further details please send an email enquiry.

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