London: Blackwood, Le Bas and Co., 1902. Hardcover. TOP EDGES GILT. Very light rubbing to extremities. Acid transfer to endpapers. A few nudged corners. Slight spine leans. Text and edges age-tanned. Some spotting to text edges. Gilt titles and crest to spines with gilt titles and portrait to fronts of pine-green cloth-covered boards. Spines and fronts with in-blind decorative design. Numerous illustrations. Vol. I etching of Robert Burns by William Hole. Total of 60 illustrations, 20 of which are colored. 8.75 x 6.25" each. 464 / 475 / 519 / 673 pp followed by bibliographies, extensive notes, indices. Vol. 4 Life, Genius Achievement by W. E. Henley plus Songs of Burns set to music follow indices. Tight, no markings. VERY GOOD PLUS. Item #74963
The chief object with the Editors has been the preparation of a text as nearly classic as a systematic ... exhaustive collation of ...proof-sheets, tracts, broadsides, periodicals, and manuscripts..." (notes in book).