In this post, Marigold will examine the presentation of Scottish poet Robert Burns’ works (1759 – 1796) in an 1870 vintage book titled: “The Illustrated Family Burns”.
My literary cat Marigold decided upon this issue, but we just missed Burns’ birthday unfortunately in January. The book has over 700 pages and 100 illustrations, some of which shall be presented here. This particular copy and cover I was unable to find on the internet. The publisher was Belford, Clarke, & Co., Chicago and New York.
Marigold is not much of a reader, but she likes the pictures. She decided not to post any grim, or sad prints, so we concentrate on animals and happy times. There are, of course, a few cats depicted.