Robert Burns's First Printer: John Wilson of Kilmarnock; Part 1: The Book Market in Burns's Ayrshire

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Article

Subject Area(s)

Scottish literature, book history, provincial publishing

Abstract

Examines (with title-page images) the range of older books reprinted by the Scottish printer John Wilson (1758-1821), of Kilmarnock and Ayr, and argues that these illustrate both continuities and some aspects of change in the Ayrshire culture in which the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796) spent his early life.

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