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Title: The National Burns, Including, the Airs of All the Songs in the Staff and Tonic Sol-Fa Notations; Edited, with an Original Life of Burns, by the Rev. George Gilfillan
Description: (London: William Mackenzie, no date [ca 1897]). . Two quarto volumes, originally of green cloth over bevelled boards, ornately blocked in gilt and black, with gilt-on-red medallion inlay to centre of upper cover in each case: the second of the volumes has been re-bound in matching green rexine, with the original cloth of the upper cover laid down; both volumes re-cased, with new endpapers; a.e.g.; pp. cxx + 88, [89-232] + 80; unpaginated plates precede text and music in each volume; engravings in text. Covers rubbed, with some fraying to extremities; browning and rather severe foxing; gift inscription to flyleaf of first volume. Working copies, sturdily re-cased. "To produce a complete edition of his works, worthy in all respects of our National Poet, has been the ambition of the publisher. In this attempt he had the good fortune to secure the co-operation, as editor, of a warm admirer of Burns, the late Rev. George Gilfillan of Dundee. The Poems and Songs have been arranged in the text in chronological order, and a novel and important feature has been introduced by incorporating, in addition to the words, those fine old Scottish Airs, the preservation of which from oblivion was one of the great objects of Burns in writing for them his immortal songs.".

Keywords: Robert . Scotland. Scots. Poetry. . Folk Song

Price: GBP 20.00 = appr. US$ 28.56 Seller: Christison Rare Books
- Book number: 6082

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