Poems, consisting of miscellaneous pieces and two tragedies.
Edinburgh. Printed for William Creech and sold by T. Cadell, 1790. First edition.
8vo. 8pp, xxiii, , 435pp, . With a list of subscribers. Uncut, bound in recent calf-backed brown cloth boards with contrasting blue lettering-piece. Very slightly rubbed. Ink inscription to recto of FFEP reading 'Lochill in Haddingtonshire', light marginal soiling in places but overall a clean and crisp copy.
James Mylne (1739-1788) Scottish poet and tenant farmer at Lochill in Haddingtonshire, supposedly esteemed by Robert Burns - a subscriber to this work along with, most notably, Walter Scott. Amongst the verses are 'To Mr. Burns, on his Poems' and 'Melpomene and Thalia, a Song. Addressed to David Garrick, Esq.'
ESTC T126135. Jackson p.160.£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 11765