Philadelphia: Gebbie & Co., 1909. Limited edition. Hardcover. 884/1000. Quarto. Original three-quarter leather over light orange cloth with gilt lettering, ruling and tooling on spine; raised bands. Gilt top edge. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece engraving with printed tissue guard. Title page printed in red and black, with publisher's device.
The Ayrshire Edition de Luxe Limited to One Thousand Numbered Copies. "In May, 1787, the celebrated Dr. Moore, the author of "Zeluco," in writing to Burns, says, "You ought to deal more sparingly for the future, in the provincial dialect. Why should you by using that, limit the number of your admirers to those who understand the Scottish, when you could extend it to all persons of taste, who understand the English language." (Preface). Beautifully illustrated with sixty etchings and woodcuts, maps and facsimiles. Some pages uncut at bottom. Binding with light wear along edges. Binding in overall very good, interior in very good+ condition. vg to vg+. Item #45430