Title The Poetical Works of Robert Burns; with Memoir, Prefatory Notes, and a Complete Marginal Glossary.
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Publisher John S. Marr 1865
Seller ID 2207837
No date, circa 1865. Rebound some time ago in full morocco with gilt titles and decorations, as well as blind-stamped devices in the spine compartments and at the board corners, original marbled endpapers retained. Possibly a personalized binding -- 'ELLA' appears in gilt at the base of the spine. Boards lightly smudged, front and end matter foxed and lightly stained, pencil owner information on front flyleaf ('Ms William W. Wilsom & Cos Book, Meadville, Crawford County, Penn'a'). 597 pp. 16mo. A collection of the verse of Robert Burns, with marginal translations of numerous instances of Scottish dialect. Also includes a brief autobiographical sketch, and a prefatory note. Illustrated with engravings. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) (also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as simply The Bard was a Scottish poet and a lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these pieces, his political or civil commentary is often at its most blunt. He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement and after his death became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism. A cultural icon in Scotland and among the Scottish Diaspora around the world, celebration of his life and work became almost a national charismatic cult during the 19th and 20th centuries, and his influence has long been strong on Scottish literature. In 2009 he was voted by the Scottish public as being the Greatest Scot, through a vote run by Scottish television channel STV. As well as making original compositions, Burns also collected folk songs from across Scotland, often revising or adapting them. His poem (and song) Auld Lang Syne is often sung at Hogmanay (the last day of the year), and Scots Wha Hae served for a long time as an unofficial national anthem of the country. Other poems and songs of Burns that remain well-known across the world today include A Red, Red Rose; A Man's A Man for A' That; To a Louse; To a Mouse; The Battle of Sherramuir; Tam o' Shanter, and Ae Fond Kiss.