The Works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life, and a criticism of his writings, to which are prefixed, some observations on the character and condition of the Scottish peasantry, by James Currie. The eighth edition, to which are added, some further particulars ... by Gilbert Burns. In four volumes. London: printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, etc, 1820. Four volumes bound in two. Full leather binding. Green and red coloured inserts on spine. Gilt decoration and lettering on spine and edging around front and back. Marble endpapers. Pages edges marbled. xii, 446, xxiv , 484 pp.; xii, 427, xxiv, 420 pp. With frontispieces and plates.
Cover scuffed around edges, frayed in places, back cover splitting externally at spine edge of Vols III-IV. Covers scuffed, with short piece of surface leather torn off Vol. I-II and light fading at top of Vol. III-IV. Front end-papers torn slightly on both vols as if label has been removed. Front cover splitting internally at front of Vols I-II between half-title page and frontispiece. Binding otherwise tight. Light foxing on some pages. Bookseller's light pencil note on reverse of marble front end-paper of Vol. I, otherwise no other markings.
Rare. Condition Good+/VG-.