[Unknown]. Walter Scott. Two copies of The L...
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Description[Unknown]. Walter Scott. Two copies of The Lady of the Lake with Fore-Edge Paintings. Edinburgh: various publishers, 1810-1865. Fore-edge paintings depicting a stag and Scottish landscapes, one copy a two-way fore-edge painting, artists unknown. Walter Scott. The Lady of the Lake. Edinburgh: Printed by John Ballantyne & Co., for Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme; W. Miller, 1810. Third edition. Fore-edge painting facing left, "The Hunted Stag," artist unknown. Octavo. 433 pages. Full vellum decorated in gilt with gilt decorated spine and decorative gilt roll to edges. Moderate edgewear, boards somewhat warped, joint starting, somewhat rubbed and soiled. Red endpapers, discolored and soiled, bookplate to front pastedown, 2-inch closed tear and bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Internally generally clean and tight, all edges gilt; ink label for fore-edge painting to half-title page, early ink ownership to front blank recto, somewhat foxed, moderated text blocked edgewear. Very good with charming and bright, through somewhat worn, fore-edge painting.
[Together with]: The Lady of the Lake & Lord of the Isles. With all his introductions and notes, various readings and the editor's notes. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1865. Two-way fore-edge painting, both facing right, the front half of leaves depicting "The Tay Valley from Kinnoul[l] Hill. Perth. [Scotland]" and the latter half of leaves depicting "Dunvegan Castle. Isle of Skye. [Scotland]," artist unknown. 16mo in eights. 280; 272 pages. Illustrated with engraved title pages. Full red morocco double ruled in blind, spine lettered in gilt with five raised bands to spine. Inner dentelles stamped in blind, cream endpapers. Internally generally clean and tight; fore-edge painting labels penciled to cardstock and laid in at each title page, ink ownership to front blank recto, minor foxing and soiling. Very good with bright and well-preserved fore-edge paintings. From the Estate of Randall J. Moskovitz, MD, Memphis, Tennessee
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