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    [Thistle Painter, in the style of]. Walter Scott. Marmion. Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsey & Co. for Archibald Constable and Co., etc., 1811. Eighth edition. Fore-edge painting depicting a portrait of Sir Walter Scott and a landscape view of Branksome Tower, both in oval frames and surrounded by a motif of thistles, artist unknown. Octavo. 377, [3], cxxviii [notes] page. Early green straight grain morocco decorated in gilt, spine decorated in gilt with five raised bands and solid double gilt roll to edges. Corners bumped, moderate edgewear, joints starting, spine rubbed and worn. Inner dentelles gilt, red endpapers; minor offsetting, bookplate of Sir John William Lubbock to front pastedown, front hinge starting, minor soiling to bookplate. Internally generally clean and tight, all edges gilt; text block somewhat toned, minor foxing, light bookseller pencil notations to endpapers and title page. Housed in green cloth slipcase lined in felt; minor edgewear. Very good with bright, finely detailed, and well-preserved fore-edge painting.
    This fore-edge painting is heavily reminiscent of the style of the "Thistle Painter," as described by Jeff Weber, with multiple scenes decorated with panels of thistles and distinctive matching binding and felt-lined slip case, but without the usual penciled labels expected of this artist.
    Weber, Annotated Dictionary, 251-257. From the Estate of Randall J. Moskovitz, MD, Memphis, Tennessee


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