[Taylor and Hessy]. Walter Scott. The Lady o...
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Description[Taylor and Hessy]. Walter Scott. The Lady of the Lake and The Last Minstrel. Edinburgh: John Ballantyne & Co.; et al., 1811. One seemingly contemporary fore-edge painting to each volume depicting the ruins of a castle and a cathedral, artist unknown. The Lady of the Lake. A poem. Edinburgh: John Ballantyne & Co.; et al., 1811. Ninth edition. Fore-edge painting depicting the ruins of a castle, artist unknown. [Together with]: The Lay of the Last Minstrel. Edinburgh: Printed by John Ballantyne & Co., for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown; A. Constable, 1811. Twelfth edition. Fore-edge painting depicting an abbey, artist unknown.
Octavo. 433; 349 pages. Illustrated with engraved title pages and plates after Richard Westall. Contemporary full biscuit straight grain morocco elaborately decorated in gilt and blind, spine decorated in gilt with three double raised bands, partial decorative gilt roll to edges with binder's stamp in gilt to fore-edge. Corners bumped and rubbed, moderate edgewear with some losses, spines darkened and worn, some worming to joints, rubbed. Inner dentelles gilt, pale blue moiré silked endpapers; silked faded and toned, hinges starting, pencil notations. Internally generally clean, all edges gilt; bookplate of Robert Caven to second front blanks recto (Lady no. 102; Minstrel no. 107), some offsetting, somewhat foxed. Very good with charming and bright, though lightly worn, fore-edge paintings. From the Estate of Randall J. Moskovitz, MD, Memphis, Tennessee
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