Lovely antique book, The Complete Works Of Robert Burns, 1887 edition from the original 1884 printing, published by Thomas Y. Crowell Co, New York and, Boston. It is edited from the best printed and manuscript authorities, with glossarial index and a biographical memoir by Alexander Smith. It is bound in Dark Brown or faded black genuine leather with gold gilt "Burns" on the cover still bright and the same on the spine faded. There is wear especially on the spine with some separation on the lower and upper edges where the front meets the spine on the exterior, see photos, but the book still structurally sound if used with care, and a little glue will do wonders if one desired. The original owner name is written on the ffep, and dated 1899, she was actually a relative of a past Tennessee President and had a huge library of fine historical books and poetry. The book measures 7 & 1/2" by 5 & 1/4" and is 1 & 3/4" thick with shiny gold gilt outer page edges. The insides of both front and back covers have lovely lining papers of a black brown and gold floral. 636 pages, with minimal foxing and minimal age darkening, decent size print for reading as well. Not a perfect copy by any means, but considering the age we think quite nice.
Item ID: BK-611