London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
BURNS, Robert (1759-96). The Works ... with his Life by Allan Cunningham. London: Cochrane and M'Crone, 1834. 8 volumes, including 2 supplementary volumes, 8° (167 x 102mm). Half title in vol. one, engraved frontispiece and additional engraved title in each vol., folding facsimile manuscript of a song, engraved plate (some frontispieces and engraved titles with shorter margins, occasional light and even browning). Green polished calf by Zaehnsdorf, sides ruled in gilt with triple border and small cornerpieces, spines ruled in gilt, green morocco lettering-pieces, inner dentelles (spines lightly and evenly sunfaded), top edges gilt.
With 5 other works in 16 volumes, all bound in green calf. (24)
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