Scott, Walter, Sir THE BORDER ANTIQUITIES OF ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND; Comprising Specimens of Architecture and Sculture, and Other Vestiges of Former Ages, Accompanied by Descriptions. Together with Illustrations of Remarkable Incidents in Border History and Tradition, and Original Poetry. by Walter Scott, Esq. ...
London Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1814 [i.e. 1824?] Leather & Cloth Fine
Folio 13" - 23" tall; cxxvii, 209, cii, index pages; LARGE PAPER EDITION. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-row; J. Murray, Albermarle-street; John Greig, Upper-street, Islington; and Constable and co. Edinburgh. Description : 2 volumes. Frontispieces, 90 plates. 38.5 cm. Continuously paged. Added illustrated engraved title pages, frontispieces & plates, printed on mounted India paper, engraved By John Greig after Luke Clennell, George Arnald, Alexander Nasmyth, John Renton & Henry Webber. Only the "Introduction" (p. [iii]-cxxvii in v.1) is by Scott; references to him in the text (e g. , "Sir W. Scott", v.2, p.97) indicated that the text is by other hands. Printerís imprint at end of v.2: T. Davison, Lombard-street, Whitefriars, London. Authors : Clennell, Luke, 1781-1840, illustrator. Greig, John, fl.1800-1853, engraver. Magnificent bindings. Wonderfully gilt, ornamented and lettered, contemporary deep green morocco spines with 6 raised bands. Top edges gilt. Green cloth covered boards with gilt emblems: "Per Aspera ad astra" . Marbled endpapers. Some page margins slightly foxed, not affecting plates.