The Complete Works of Robert Burns; Finely Bound by Riviere
The Complete Works of Robert Burns.
Item Number: 81136
London: James Cochran and Co, 1834.
The complete works of Robert Burns. Octavo, 8 volumes, finely bound in full calf by Riviere, gilt titles and elaborate tooling to the spine, black morocco spine labels, raised bands. Frontispiece and engraved and printed title page in each volume, facsimile letter and illustrated silhouette of Burns in volume 8. In near condition. A very nice set.
Robert Burns was a Scottish poet and 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 writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest. He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement, and after his death he became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism, and a cultural icon in Scotland and among the Scottish diaspora around the world.