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MYLNE, James. Poems, consisting of miscellaneous pieces and two tragedies.

Edinburgh. Printed for William Creech and sold by T. Cadell, 1790. First edition.
8vo. 8pp, xxiii, [1], 435pp, [1]. 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