Fore-Edge Painting of Edinburgh's Holyrood Palace on Sir Walter Scott's Life of Napoleon Buonaparte with a Preliminary View of the French Revolution (Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1851), 867 pages, full dark brown morocco binding with gilt titles, including elaborate gilt decoration on the boards and spine, 8vo (6.75" x 9.75"). All edges gilt. This 1851 edition of Scott's famous biography of Napoleon has a beautiful fore-edge painting of Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scott's hometown and birthplace, in fact. The painting depicts approximately a dozen human figures in the foreground, including children at play, and the towering front of the Holyrood Palace in the background. The painting is in excellent condition. The book is in good condition, with the rear board detached at the rear endpaper, not affecting the fore-edge painting in any way.

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