Robert Burns's First Printer: John Wilson of Kilmarnock; Part 1: The Book Market in Burns's Ayrshire
Scottish literature, book history, provincial publishing
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.
Published in Robert Burns Lives!, ed. Frank R. Shaw, Issue 151, 2012.
Scott, Patrick. "Robert Burns's First Printer: John Wilson of Kilmarnock; Part 1: The Book Market in Burns's Ayrshire." Robert Burns Lives! 151 (2012). (c) Patrick Scott and Robert Burns Lives!, 2012.