1832-1834 Illustrations; Landscape, Historical, and Antiquarian, to the Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart ; Landscape Illustrations of the Novels of the Author of Waverley With Portraits of the Principal Female Characters
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Illustrated, Leather Binding, Original Binding
Two works of illustrations associated with the writing of Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott, bound in four volumes.
Each work contains illustrated plates accompanied by descriptive passages and an explanation of the subject's connection to Scott's work.
The first work present, bound in three volumes and dated 1832-1833, are 'Landscape Illustrations of the Waverley Novels', with the third volume dedicated to portraits of the female characters of the Waverley novels.
Collated, with thirty-four plates to volume I, with four absent. With thirty-six plates to volume II, with six missing. With thirty-nine plates to volume III, and one plate absent.
The second work present consists of illustrations related to Scott's poetical works, in the scarce first edition of 1834. with forty plates from numerous artists, including Augustus Pugin and J. M. W. Turner. Collated, complete.
With the armorial bookplate of Edward Moore to the front pastedowns.
In the original half calf bindings with paper covered boards. Extensive rubbing to spine heads and tails, with bumping to extremities. Some rubbing to each joint, most concentrated to volume III. Bookplate to each front pastedown. Front endpapers absent to volumes II and III, with tears to rear endpapers of volume I and III. Front and rear hinges starting but holding firm to each volume. Internally, generally firmly bound. Some spotting to each volumes, most concentrated to plate perimeters.
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