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compiled by Elizabeth Sudduth
Published: Feb 12 2009
The inclusion of this book in the Open Carolina collection is made possible by the generous funding of
Elizabeth A. Sudduth is the head of Rare Books and Special Collections Processing and Services for the Thomas Cooper Library at the University of South Carolina. She also compiled The Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War Collection at the University of South Carolina: An Illustrated Catalogue.
G. Ross Roy is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at the University of South Carolina and an honorary research fellow in the Department of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow. He has published widely on Burns, and he has edited Burns's letters and contributed to the complete works of Burns. Roy holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Edinburgh and is honorary president of the Robert Burns Federation.
"The Roy Collection was built with a passion and outstanding scholarship to give us the finest collection of printed works related to Robert Burns outside of Scotland. The collection at the University of South Carolina's Thomas Cooper Library is to be cherished by lovers of the Bard and particularly those who, in their own way, collect books and Burnsiana. This catalogue will be an essential handbook for all Burnsians, collectors, and researchers."—Bill Dawson, president of the Robert Burns World Federation
"The internationally renowned Roy Collection—the finest collection of Burns material outside Scotland—is here documented in all its richness and diversity. This book is an invaluable treasure trove of information for all who are interested in Burns or Scottish life and literature in the late eighteenth century."—Kenneth Simpson, honorary professor of Burns Studies, University of Glasgow
"A full catalogue of the Roy Collection allows greater access to what is truly a world class collection. Burns scholars will find this volume to be an invaluable guide to many rare and special materials, and all Burnsians will find much to engross them and educate them even as they merely peruse this publication. This catalogue is almost as much of a delight as the collection itself."—Gerard Carruthers, director of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies and head of Department of Scottish Literature, University of Glasgow
"This eagerly awaited publication will be a joy for all serious Burnsians since there has been no major Burns catalogue in recent times. It is a useful research tool by the world's most preeminent Burns scholar. Ross Roy's comments and illustrations regarding the rarer items make this great collection even better for all who wish to study the Scottish bard. This book will be of special value as a guide to the major Burns collection in North America."—Frank Shaw, editor, "Robert Burns Lives!" on www.electricscotland.com
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