In this post, Zeke will examine the presentation of Scottish poet Robert Burns’ works (1759 – 1796) in an 1870 vintage book titled: “The Illustrated Family Burns” on this Robert Burns Day in Scotland.
My literary cat Zeke, editor in chief, decided upon this issue. as Christine and Spike are celebrating in Scotland today. 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. Zeke’s favourite Burns poem is “To a Mouse”.
Zeke preferred to post the illustrations for you. He 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. See illustrations and more!
Note the cat center foreground