Robert Burns complete works 1881 gift leather book fine binding engraved portraitBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Robert Burns, Scottish Poetry, 18th Century Literature, gift book bindings].
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The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns.
Published c.1881 Edinburgh by William P. Nimmo & Co.
523 pages. Wood engravings.
Period leather binding, raised bands, blind stamped compartments and gilt spine lettering, stamped decoration on covers set within blind rules. Gilt turn-ins and all edges gilt. Engraved frontis portrait. Old armorial book plate to front pastedown. Index at rear.
Joints scuffed, leather supple and clean, book soundly bound. Interior remains clean, trivial age spotting, sound and tight example with pleasing patina.
Binding is tight and sound, and maintains a wonderful shelf appearance.
Book measures: 7" H X 5" W.