Burns book sold for £32,500

The book Credit: ITV Border

A first edition of a book containing poems by the Scottish Poet Robert Burns has been sold for a hammer price of £32,500 in an auction in Edinburgh. The Kilmarnock edition of Burns' poems has been described as 'the most impressive work in Scottish Literature'.

It has been bought by an Edinburgh Institution who say the book will remain in Edinburgh and will be on public display in the Capital.

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Burns books under the hammer

One of Robert Burns' first published poems goes under the hammer and is expected to fetch around £35,000. Other Burns items are valued between £9,000 and £15,000.