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Rare Books and Special Collections At Northern Illinois University: Robert Burns Collection

A brief guide to Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University

The Robert Burns Collection

Robert Burns


The Robert Burns Collection holds over 200 volumes of works by Burns in sequential and variant editions. Criticism and bibliographies are also included. We continue to add materials to this collection. 

Highlights from the Robert Burns collection include the first London edition of Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect (1787); a group of Brash & Reid chapbooks; a facsimile of Burns' Glenriddell manuscripts, and multiple posthumous editions of his poems and songs.

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