By Walter Scott
London   Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
15.5" by 11" [7], iv-cxxvii, [2], 2-92; [5], 94-209; [7], iv-ci, [12pp]
Large paper first edition copies of Walter Scott's immense topographical study into the antiquities and history along the border of England and Scotland.
By Walter Scott

1814 The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland

London   Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
15.5" by 11" [7], iv-cxxvii, [2], 2-92; [5], 94-209; [7], iv-ci, [12pp]
Large paper first edition copies of Walter Scott's immense topographical study into the antiquities and history along the border of England and Scotland.
£450.00
: 8kgs / : 787P2

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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding

The first edition of this work.

Complete in two volumes.

Large paper copies, with proof plates on India paper.

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 frontispiece, vignette title page, and forty-seven plates. 

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

Collated, complete.

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

Condition

In the original publisher's half morocco binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, with rubbing to the boards and spines. Minor bumping to the spines and extremities, resulting in a little lifting of leather to the spine. Rubbing resulting in a little loss of paper to the boards. Loss to the tail of the spine of Volume I. Small surface cracks to the spines. Hinges are a little strained but remain firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are a little age-toned and generally clean with a few odd spots.

Good

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