Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect.

London: A. Strahan; T. Cadell; W. Creech, 1787. 8vo, x, [1], 14-372 pp. Lacking xi-xlviii (A6-8, a-b8, list of subscribers). Recent full calf with gilt backstrip by Period Binders of Bath. Preliminaries a little stained, portrait frontis. chipped, occasional closed tears, scattered foxing and pencilled translations. Original front endpaper laid onto new board with signatures of “M. Randolph Monticello” and G. W. Randolph and stamp of T.J. Randolph. Third edition (First London edition with "stinking" misprint on p.267). A well-read copy of Burn’s poems once owned by Martha Jefferson Randolph (1772-1836), eldest daughter and closest confidant of Thomas Jefferson and for a time the acting First Lady of the United States. She lived most of her life at Monticello, inheriting the property from Jefferson in 1826 before being forced to sell it for financial reasons in 1831. Also with the signature of a G. W. Randolph, her youngest son George Wyeth, and the stamp of T. J. Randolph, her eldest son Thomas Jefferson. Although a great deal of correspondence between Martha and her father is preserved in archives, items bearing her signature rarely appear for sale. ESTC T91546. (Item Id: 107564)

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