Oct 12, 2023 - Sale 2648

Sale 2648 - Lot 47

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
Burns, Robert (1759-1796)
Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect.

Edinburgh: Printed for the Author and sold by William Creech, 1787.

First Edinburgh edition, second issue with "Boxburgh" and "stinking"; with half-title and stipple portrait of Burns engraved by John Beugo after Alexander Nasmyth opposite title; bound in contemporary full polished calf with original red leather label; front board becoming detached; ex libris T.W. Dewar with his etched bookplate by William Strang; signed by William Watherston on title with a lengthy inscription by the same owner inside front board; housed in a modern custom protective case; 8 1/4 x 5 in.

Ex libris Christopher Clark Geest (1936-2023)