Many of us at RBANA remember Patrick Scott as a Burns scholar and a gentleman, and one of the University of South Carolina Scottish Literature department which so graciously hosted our highly successful Conference and AGM in 2014.
Patrick is the co-author of a new book on the Kilmarnock edition. Here is his description of the book and contact details.
Allan is a retired Scot living in Florida who started doing this 15 years ago, and two years ago we joined forces to get it into a publishable book. We found 84 copies, and have details and descriptions suggesting a further 15-20 are out there to be rediscovered. It’s three times rarer than the Shakespeare First Folio. Probably just as interesting for most Burnsians is the long section C (86 pages) with accounts of earlier sales and people discovering neglected copies etc.