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Kilmarnock Edition facsimile to be auctioned for Bute charity

A silent auction for a rare facsimile copy of the first edition of Robert Burns' Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect is being held at the Calum's Cabin charity shop in Rothesay.

A silent auction for a rare facsimile copy of the first edition of Robert Burns' Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect is being held at the Calum's Cabin charity shop in Rothesay.

 

A facsimile copy of the first edition of Robert Burns’ famous book, Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, is the subject of a silent auction at a Rothesay charity shop.

The item is an exact facsimile of the book, popularly known as ‘The Kilmarnock Edition’, which was first published in the Ayrshire town by printer John Wilson in July 1786.

The winning entry in the auction will be announced at 3pm on January 25, the 255th anniversary of Burns’ birth.

If you’re interested in acquiring this unique item in time for your Burns celebrations, you can either pop your sealed bids into the shop in Rothesay’s Tower Street, email them to enquiries@calumscabin.com or text them to Caroline Speirs on 07544 979538.

Please remember to include your bid, name and contact details.

 

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