The Merry Muses of Caledonia, by Robert Burns. Edited by James Barke, Sydney Goodsir Smith & Contributions by J. DeLancey Ferguson, Valentina Bold & Bob Dewar, 2009 Luath Press edition
The Merry Muses of Caledonia, by Robert Burns. Edited by James Barke, and Sydney Goodsir Smith, with a Prefatory Note and some authentic Burns Texts contributed by & Contributions by J. DeLancey Ferguson. A new Introduction and some music score annotations by Valentina Bold, and illustrations by Bob Dewar.
"Not for maids, ministers or striplings". This special edition celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns - in this guise as the "Bawdy Bard". First published in 1799, with a bicentenary edition in 1959. This beautifully produced 2009 edition presents a definitive edition of these works of bawdry written, adapted and collected by Burns.
Published by The Luath Press, Edinburgh. 2009 first edition - this hardback edition is now out of print.
A fine hardback copy with red paper over boards with silver metallic stamped titles, and complete with the Publisher's wraparound printed strip.
Text is bright and soundly bound, with just very mild age toning to page edges.
Text in English.
249pp + 2pp Publisher's advertisements.
Dimensions: Approximately 215mm high x 138mm wide x 32mm deep.
Weight approximately 510g.