J. A. MacKay (Ed.) - The Complete Works of Robert Burns (Tartan Souvenir Edition)
De-Luxe Edition. Gilt Edged, Burgundy Leather Bound, 2nd Hand Hardback (with PVC book cover & ribbon) with Slip Case.
The Official Bicentenary De-Luxe Edition authorised by The Burns Federation. Introduction and notes by James A. Mackay. MacKay writes, ". . . What we have is a legacy of outstanding importance to world literature, transcending both the time and place of their creation. Truly is Robert Burns a great poet for all time."
701pp. Colour and black and white plates with paintings from the time, photos & Illustrations. Chronology, Glossary & Subscribers.
The book pages have gilt edging and the cover has gilt embossed titles and accents on the spine. It also has pictorial endpapers, the book is fully illustrated w/Colour and B&W plates, prefatory notes to each poem and in the margin glossary.
- Format : Gilt Edged, Leather Bound, 2nd Hand Hardback with Slip Case
- Condition : Very Good (Book Almost as New)
- Category : Fiction - Poetry & Plays
- Published : 1986 (This Reprint 1988 - Alloway Publishing - Ayrshire)
- ISBN : 0-907526 28-4
- SKU : B002794
- PPC : SP1000gm
- RRP : Unknown
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
Introduction & Notes - James A. MacKay 1986.
Very scarce edition.
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"Sometimes it is better to enjoy the musical flow of the words rather than their exact meaning, but the choose is there. One of the main things I found out about Burns on reading his works, and I was surprised by it, is that he had a wicked, wry and often naughty sense of humour! The man has had me in tears of laughter! He has also made me homesick for a time and place long gone, and I'm not even Scottish."
"He simply had the extraordinary ability combine every-day situations with the Scots' dialect and English in a poem perfectly. He crafted beautiful witty lines that depict the Scottish society of the late 18th Century." - Google Reviews.
Robert Burns (25 January 1759 - 21 July 1796), also known familiarly as Rabbie Burns, the National Bard, Bard of Ayrshire and the Ploughman Poet and various other names and epithets, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide.
Featured Author . . . Robert Burns
Dr James Mackay was an award-winning author and historian, and was widely regarded as the world's greatest authority on the life and works of Robert Burns. As well as his definitive biography, Burns, winner of the Saltire Award for Scottish Book of the Year, he published accounts of the lives of the great Scottish patriot William Wallace and the Irish statesman Michael Collins. He was also the author of biographies of the celebrated detective Allan Pinkerton (The Eye Who Never Slept), the poet Robert Service (Vagabond of Verse) and Alexander Graham Bell (Sounds Out of Silence).
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