The Poetical Works of Robert Burns

Souvenir pocket book of Burns' poems with mauchline ware front and back covers.  The front cover bears a black transfer print of Tam O'Shanter and Souter Johnnie with four lines of verse below.  The book was probably purchased on a visit to Burns Monument at Alloway.  The inscription reads:   TAM O'SHANTER & SOUTER JOHNNY / BOUGHT IN THE MONUMENT / "And at his elbow, Souter Johnnie / His ancient, trusty, drouthy cronie / Tam lo'ed him like a nera brither / They had been fou for meeks thegither!"   W and A Smith of Mauchline, Ayrshire developed the manufacture of transfer printed treen, or wooden ware which became highly popular as gifts and souvenirs. Later, they used photographs instead of transfers.
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David Bryce and Son (Glasgow)
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58mm x 85mm
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paper, wood boards, leather spine
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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