THE COMPLETE WRITINGS OF ROBERT BURNS, WITH HAND-COLORED FRONTISPIECE PHOTOGRAVURES AND ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS
BURNS, Robert. The Complete Writings of Robert Burns. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin (Riverside Press), 1926-27. Ten volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter dark blue morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines in thistle motif, blue linen boards, top edges gilt, uncut and partially unopened.
Riverside Press trade edition, beautifully illustrated with original photographs and photogravures, handsomely bound at Riverside.
This critical edition “contains a very considerable amount of hitherto uncollected matter, both in verse and in prose, including much that has never been published elsewhere.” Each volume contains a beautifully hand-colored frontispiece and an original bromide contact print from an original negative, as well as additional photogravure portraits, locales, and facsimiles. Includes Burns’ poetry and letters, together with an essay by W.E. Henley on Burns’s “Life, Genius, and Achievement,” and an Introduction by John Buchan. Volume VI contains scholarly notes, a glossary and several indices.