Poems, consisting of miscellaneous Pieces, and two Tragedies... by MYLNE,…

Poems, consisting of miscellaneous Pieces, and two Tragedies... by MYLNE, James.
BURNS AND SCOTT SUBSCRIBERS

~ Poems, consisting of miscellaneous Pieces, and two Tragedies... Edinburgh: Printed for William Creech, and sold by T. Cadell, London. 1790.

8vo (208 × 126 mm) in half-sheets, pp. 8, xxiii, [1], 435, [1]; light foxing in places, ms ink number to title verso; recent quarter calf.

First edition, published posthumously by the poet’s son. With a long list of subscribers, among them Robert Burns and Walter Scott. Mylne (1738/9–1788) was a tenant farmer at Lochhill, Haddingtonshire. The verse includes ‘To Mr. Burns, on his Poems’ (pp. 32–44) and ‘Melpomene and Thalia, a Song. Addressed to David Garrick, Esq.’ (16–18).

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