1855 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott
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Illustrated, Leather Binding, Prize Binding, Rebound
The poetical works of Sir Walter Scott in a half pebbled calf prize binding awarded to Frances Drewe for attention and conduct in 1920. Although today he is mainly known as the author of the Waverley novels, Sir Walter Scott's earliest success was as a poet, being one of the most read and best paid poets in the Romantic period.
This collection contains some of his most successful poems ('The Lay of the Last minstrel,' 'Marmion,' 'The Lady of the Lake,') as well as relatively unknown titles including lyrical pieces, miscellaneous poems and ballads. With a memoir of the author. Complete with half title.
Illustrated with a frontispiece and additional engraved title page, as well as other full page engravings, one folding plate facsimile of the manuscript for 'Marmion.'
In a half pebbled calf prize binding over marbled boards, with five raised bands, gilt to the edges, marbled endpapers. Externally very smart with minor shelf wear only, minor rubbing to the spine and extremities, the spine only lightly faded. Prize inscription to a front blank page, dated 1920. Internally, firmly bound. Odd spotting to the odd leaf, otherwise the pages are bright and clean throughout. Illustrated with a frontispiece and additional engraved title page, as well as other full page engravings, one folding plate facsimile of the manuscript for 'Marmion.'
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