(London: Oxford University Press, 1939). 180 x 120 mm. (7 1/8 x 4 3/4"). xx, 636 pp.Edited by J. Logie Robertson 14th Printing.
Attractive burnt orange morocco, covers with gilt filet border, raised bands, gilt in compartments with central fleuron, floral gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt. With frontispiece portrait of Robert Burns. Spine sunned to even tan color, very slight scratches on boards, small tear on fore margin of three leaves, not affecting text, otherwise very fine inside and out.
This is an attractively bound edition of poetry by the immortal Scottish bard, Robert Burns, issued by an outstanding scholarly press. This edition was compiled and edited by Logie Robertson (1846-1922), a literary scholar and writer, who, in the words of DNB, was "an important figure in the reinvigoration and renationalization of Scottish cultural life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries" through his editions of poetry by the likes of Allan Ramsey, Walter Scott, Thomas Campbell, and Burns. A poet who achieved notable popularity in his own day, Burns (1759-96) was immortalized after his death as Scotland's national poet, and has remained a popular and influential force in the literary world. (ST13075a)