Poems on various Subjects... in two Parts. by FERGUSSON, Robert.

~ Poems on various Subjects... in two Parts. Paisley: Printed by J. Neilson, for R. Smith. 1796.

18mo (132 × 80 mm), pp. 226, plus contents leaf (pp. [i]-ii) bound after title; woodcut fleuron to title; some inky smudging, browning and general finger soiling; contemporary sheep, sympathetically rebacked; two early ownership inscriptions (one of George Macdonald, Ayr).

First Paisley edition of this collection by Robert Burns’s favourite poet. First published in 1779, there were several further editions; this one is described by its publisher as ‘a neat cheap pocket edition...price only 1s sewed, and 1s 6d neatly bound.’ (probably in sheep as here). Jackson, p. 212; not in Johnson; ESTC: NLS, Bodley, Columbia and Huntington.

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