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    John Mackay Wilson. Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland: Historical, Traditionary, and Imaginative. With a Glossary. Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo, [n.d., circa 1860]. From the library of Glenn Ford.

    Twelve twelvemo volumes (complete, with each book containing two volumes). This edition revised by Alexander Leighton, an editor of and contributor to the original edition. Portrait frontispiece of Wilson to the first volume, and portrait frontispiece of Leighton to the final volume. Glossary of Scottish words and idioms. Index.

    Half bound in calf over marbled boards. Gilt stamping, leather labels and raised bands to spines. Edges speckled. Leather worn, with some chipping to heads of spines. Boards rubbed. Occasional foxing. One signature of volume II is partially detached, and the front board of volume XI is all but detached. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown of each volume. Overall, good condition. From the library of American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate.


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