New York, NY: Charles Scribner & Company, 1867. F. A. Chapman. First Edition. Hardcover. Brown leather over boards, title and decorations stamped in gilt and blind onto covers and spine, headbands, aeg, marbled endpapers, gilt dentelles, 8vo (8 inches [24 cm] tall), pp. 47 [printed on heavy card - recto only], numerous engravings by J. Filmer, some full page w. tissue guards. Volume with covers rubbed and worn, front hinge completely cracked, p.o. name at top of half-title page, some foxing and browning, three gutter cracks with ugly tape repairs, second fep with 1869 gift inscription to William Crockett, principal of the Presbyterian Academy of Chatham, New Brunswick. Thus an excellent reading copy, but in need of some repair. Fair. Item #2507
"A 'Cotter' in Burns's time was a poor peasant who was given the use of a Cot or Cottage by the property owner in exchange for labour as opposed to paying rent. This poem relates how the Cotter and his family take time to relax on a Saturday evening after their week's labour, knowing that Sunday is a day of rest." Alexandria Burns Club.
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