Stewart & Meikle's The Poetical Miscellany (1800): a problematic Glasgow ‘edition’ of Robert Burns

Lamont, C. (2021) Stewart & Meikle's The Poetical Miscellany (1800): a problematic Glasgow ‘edition’ of Robert Burns. Burns Chronicle, 130(1), pp. 59-70. (doi: 10.3366/burns.2021.0006)

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Abstract

This short essay considers the untraced variants of seven Stewart and Meikle chapbooks printed in 1799 and gathered as The Poetical Miscellany (1800). Stemming from new bibliographical research into the early editions of Robert Burns, commenced in 2015, it is shown that at least five of these seven chapbooks were printed with several different settings. This throws doubt on the integrity of The Poetical Miscellany as a complete edition. The research on which the argument is based was carried out in several libraries and archives, all of which are detailed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lamont, Dr Craig
Authors: Lamont, C.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Scottish Literature
Journal Name:Burns Chronicle
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
ISSN:1365-7518
ISSN (Online):2634-7059
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 Edinburgh University Press
First Published:First published in Burns Chronicle 130(1): 59-70
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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