1813: The Works of Robert Burns in 4 Volumes

By (author)Robert Burns


The Works of Robert Burns; with An Account of His Life, and Criticism of His Writings” is a comprehensive collection that pays homage to Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. Published in 1813 by T. Cadell and W. Davies in London, this seventh edition spans four volumes, offering an in-depth exploration of Burns’s life, his extensive correspondence, and his celebrated poetry. The set begins with a detailed account of Burns’s life and a critical analysis of his works, providing valuable insights into the man behind the iconic poems. Subsequent volumes compile Burns’s general and specific correspondence, showcasing his thoughts and interactions, along with miscellaneous poetry and pieces that were previously published, plus some notable additions.

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The Works of Robert Burns; with An Account of His Life, and  Criticism of His Writings. To which a prefixed, some observations on the character and condition of the Scottish peasantry. In four volumes. The seventh edition. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand. London, 1813.

Hardcover volumes bound in leather gilt and stamped ornamentation on cover and spine. Some wear cover boards and spine, see photos to confirm condition. Marbled page edges and end papers. Some foxing and discoloration present.

Volume I – Account of His Life and criticism of his writings (front illustration and title page partially separated from spine)
Volume II – General correspondence, including pieces of miscellaneous poetry
Volume III – Poems, formerly published with some additions, to which is added a history of these poems by Gilbert Burns (front illustration page has separated from spine, but is present)
Volume IV – Correspondence with Mr. George Thomson, including Poetry, hithero unpublished or uncollected

Weight 2.5 kg
Dimensions 22 × 15 × 14 cm



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