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Burns, Robert; F.A. Chapman, illus. The cotter's Saturday night. New York: Charles Scribner & Co. (pr. by John Mooney), 1867. 4to (21.3 cm, 8.38"). , 47,  pp.; 4 plts., illus. $125.00
First edition of this heavily illustrated presentation of one of Burns's most influential pieces — notable (according to the publisher) for "the cordial enthusiasm with which artist, engraver, printer, and binder have lent their happiest skill to present [the poem] in attire harmonious with its spiritual beauty, and worthy of its essential preciousness" (p. 5). John Filmer engraved the => four plates and numerous in-text vignettes after designs by Frederic Augustus Chapman.
Binding: Publisher's dark brown pebbled leather, covers framed and panelled in gilt and blind with embossed corner fleurons, front cover with decorative gilt-stamped title, spine with gilt-stamped title and compartment decorations; turn-ins with gilt rolls. Marbled endpapers; all edges gilt.
Bound as above, corners and edges showing moderate rubbing, spine slightly more; a very good example, being in significantly better condition that usually is found. Printed on heavy stock, really almost light cardboard, with sewing loosening as such production inevitably encourages; final plate fully separated. Occasional instances of foxing or minor soil. => Inherently both fragile and attractive. (41399) Please RESHELVE This.
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