The Works of Robert Burns; With an Account of His Life, And A Criticism on His Writings. To Which are Prefixed, some Observations on The Character and Condition of The Scottish Peasantry. In Four Volumes. The Third edition.

  • Burns, Robert
  • London: Printed for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies 1802
  • Lamont 73.


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4 vols., 8vo, pp. xii, 395, [1]; xx, 471, [1]; xii, 425, [1]; xxiv, 414, 2 [ads] + frontispiece to vol. 1. Contemporary marbled calf, red morocco labels, spines tooled elaborately in gilt, edges sprinkled blue. Some toning and spotting. A little rubbed. Amorial bookplates of F. Todd and bookseller’s labels of T. James & Co., Southampton to pastedowns.


The third edition of the collected works, following the 1800 Liverpool edition and the 1801 London second edition (plus an 1801 Philadelphia reprint). The textual changes between the editions were minor, and the frontispiece is in fact the same plate (with its own imprint dated 1800) reused across the three.

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