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The Cotter's Saturday Night

Period:
18th Century
Description:
The ‘Chap Book’ is a Scottish term for a form of popular street literature which arose in the early days of printing. One large sheet was printed on two sides and folded several times. Later, collectors bound these sheets in order to form small books. Chap Books were one of the ways in which the poetry of Robert Burns reached the poorer members of the community.


Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EABK056n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council