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Burns Night 2021

To celebrate Burns Night, our sales director and resident Scot, Jeffrey, has put together a list of works of Scottish interest. If you have any questions, or would just like to wax lyrical about the Bard, then get in touch.

 

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  1. 21 vols, Sml. 8vo (180 x 130 mm (7 1/4 x 5 in); small, marginal corner stain affecting poart of one vol. (When a Man's Single), otherwise clean and bright; publisher's full blue calf, spines gilt, author's gilt monogram to front covers, top edge gilt, near-fine.

    £375
  2. First edition. 4to, xii, lxxvi, 590pp., errata leaf, contemporary half calf gilt, marbled boards, joints repaired, a very good copy.

    £1,250
  3. 18 bright and fresh watercolours, most of Scottish Lowland scenery, including coastal loch and sea views, and a few continental lakeside views, each average 17.5 x 25 cm (7 x 10 inches), on stiff wove paper mounted at corners to album leaves, along with several other pencil drawings, two with monochrome washes, by Burgess, including an excellent tree study, and his pupil, Lady Harriett Kerr, 3 initialled by her, mostly further continental landscapes, contained in a half-calf album, 4to. The watercolours in good, clean condition, the drawings generally likewise, the binding rubbed, corners slightly worn, calf spine sunned, cloth boards also unevenly faded.

    £4,000
  4. First edition of the author's first book; 8vo; title printed in red & black, Christmas gift inscription and sticker to half-title; publisher's red & black cloth, an excellent copy, in the original dust-jacket minor wear to a few corners, but overall fine.

    £180
  5. First edition, first printing; 8vo; marginal toning to text-block as often; publisher's boards, dust-jacket, a fine copy.

    £75
  6. First (only) edition. 4to, [iv], 20, [ii], 22, 88, 16, 16, 14pp., half-title, contents leaf, 3 engraved maps, 2 folding, extra-illustrated with a large folding chart of the Atlantic on thicker paper, contemporary sprinkled calf gilt, red morocco label, half-title browned, joints rubbed, some browning towards the end, 2 leaves (in the Extrait) with paper repairs to lower margin not affecting text, a very good copy.

    £14,000
  7. First edition. 5 volumes, 4to., engraved title vignettes, three large folding maps, 55 engraved plates including 53 natural history studies, four leaves of Ethiopian script, small paper flaw to blank margin page 27 volume V, very occasional light foxing, contemporary calf gilt, neat repairs to extremities, a fine, fresh set.

    £6,500
  8. Original hand-coloured aquatint, 48 .5 x 66 cm, 'drawn on the spot by I. Clark', thin faint stain outside image (from previous framingý), a good example.

    £1,500
  9. 4 mezzotints printed in colours, signed in lower left in pencil. Comprising: The McNab (65 x 38.5 cm); Alastair McDonnell of Glengarry (66 x 40 cm); Dr. Nathanial Spens (66 x 91), Sir John Sinclair (66 x 40.5 cm).

    £8,000
  10. First edition, inscribed by Queen Mary [consort of King George V] 'To Lord Cowdray from Mary R. Sept: 1924. ' on front free endpaper; 8vo; a few minor, random spots; publisher's red cloth gilt, a little rubbed at extremities, spine slightly faded, otherwise a very good copy with an excellent provenance; x, 351 (blank), 32pp.

    £475
 

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