By Sir Walter Scott
Edinburgh   Adam and Charles Black
7" by 4.5" [7], 8-11, [4], 16-25, [8], 34-339pp
A scarce, beautifully illustrated edition of Sir Walter Scott's narrative poem, illustrated with albumen photographs throughout.
By Sir Walter Scott

1863 The Lady of the Lake

Edinburgh   Adam and Charles Black
7" by 4.5" [7], 8-11, [4], 16-25, [8], 34-339pp
A scarce, beautifully illustrated edition of Sir Walter Scott's narrative poem, illustrated with albumen photographs throughout.
£1,850.00
: 0.75kgs / : 720P22

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Description

Illustrated, Leather Binding

A scarce and important edition of this work.

Illustrated with an albumen frontispiece, an albumen vignette to the title page, nine albumen plates, and in-text engravings.

Collated, complete. A rare work and even more rarely in this condition. 

The photographs are by George Washington Wilson, the important Scottish photographer who pioneered techniques for outdoor photography. 

'The Lady of the Lake' is a long narrative poem set in Scotland, written by the Scottish national bard Sir Walter Scott.

It tells of the love rivalry between three men for Ellen Douglas, the feud between King James V and James Douglas, and a war between lowland and highland Scots. It is composed of six cantos.

Undated, dated from a copy on Jisc held at the University of Edinburgh Libraries.

Prior owner's ink inscription to the front free endpaper, 'G. G. Beresford, from her loving sister, ..... J. Cockburn Hood, on her 18th birthday, March 8 1867'.

Condition

In a full morocco binding. Externally, generally smart. A little fading to the spine. Minor rubbing to the spine and extremities. Front hinge of starting but firm. Prior owner's ink inscription to the front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and generally clean with some spotting. Tidemark to the head of the endpapers, to plates and the pages facing the plates.

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