"Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect", was the first collection of poetry produced by Robert Burns. Published in Kilmarnock in July 1786 it has become known as the "Kilmarnock Edition". The contents include 44 of Burns' best known poems including "To a Louse", "The Cotter's Saturday Night", "To a Mouse", "The Twa Dogs" and "To a Mountain Daisy". "The Luath Kilmarnock Edition", brings this classic of Scottish literature back into print, after being unavailable for many years. This deluxe collectors edition is perfect for the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of Burns' birth, which will be celebrated in 2009. New material includes an introduction by 'the man who played Burns' - author, actor and Burns expert - John Cairney, exploring Burns' life and work, especially the origins of the "Kilmarnock Edition".Looking to the future of Burns in Scotland and the rest of the world, Clark McGinn, world-renowned Burns Supper speaker, will provide an afterword that speaks to Burns' continuing legacy. Illustrated throughout by original line drawings by top political satirist Bob Dewar, the "Luath Kilmarnock Edition" will make a beautiful gift or collectors item.
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd