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.

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Rare first edition poems penned by Robert Burns have been sold to an anonymous bidder for tens of thousand of pounds at auction.

A Scottish bidder paid 32 and a half thousand pounds for the Kilmarnock edition of Burns' poems, described today as the most impressive work in Scottish literature.

The lots went under the hammer at an Edinburgh auction rooms earlier today.

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