By Sir Walter Scott
London   Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
11.5" by 9" [5], iv-cxxvii, 88; [3], 90-209, [4], iv-ci, [13pp]
The first edition of Sir Walter Scott's historical study on the antiquities of the border of England and Scotland, illustrated beautifully throughout,
By Sir Walter Scott

1814-17 The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland; Comprising Specimens of Architecture and Sculpture, and Other Vestiges of Former Ages

London   Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
11.5" by 9" [5], iv-cxxvii, 88; [3], 90-209, [4], iv-ci, [13pp]
The first edition of Sir Walter Scott's historical study on the antiquities of the border of England and Scotland, illustrated beautifully throughout,
£550.00
: 4kgs / : 746P6

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Description

First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding

The first edition of this work.

Complete in two volumes.

Scott's fascinating topographical work focusing on the borders of England and Scotland, detailing their extensive antiquities and history.

The work perfectly expresses Scott's fascination with Scottish history, a love of his which is reflected further in his influential historical fiction.

Volume I illustrated with a vignette title page, and thirty-eight plates.

Volume II illustrated with a vignette title page, and forty-five plates.

Written by the noted Scottish author Sir Walter Scott, co-authored by Luke Clennell and John Creig.

Collated, bound without additional title page to Volume II, and eight plates to Volume I.

Stamp to the recto to the front free endpapers, dated 26th April 1912.

Condition

In the original morocco binding. Externally, generally smart, with light rubbing and marks to the boards and spines. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spines and to the extremities. Spines are a little faded. Stamp to the recto to the front free endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and clean with some odd spots and odd handling marks. Pages 3 to 6 of Volume I are detaching.

Good

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