Nov 17, 2020 - Sale 2551

Sale 2551 - Lot 174

Price Realized: $ 375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(FORE-EDGE PAINTING.) Burns, Robert. The Complete Works containing the Poems, Songs and Correspondence ... with a new life of the Poet and notices, critical and biographical by Allan Cunningham. Numerous illustrations, including engraved frontispiece and additional title with vignette. Large 8vo, full red pebbled morocco, covers blocked in blind and gilt, spine tooled in gilt in compartments, rebacked with original spine laid down, all edges gilt; hinges tender, ownership signature, occasional, mostly minor foxing. Fore-edge painting depicting quote from "Address To The Deil" ('Let warlocks grim, an' wither'd hags, Tell how wi' you, on ragweed nags, They skim the muirs an' dizzy crags, Wi' wicked speed; And in kirk-yards renew their leagues, Owre howkit dead'). London: Virtue & Co., [n.d. c. 1850]