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The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland;

  • Author:
    Scott, Walter
  • Publisher:
    Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, Paternoster Row; J. MUrray, Albemarle Street; John Greig, Upper-Street, Islington; and Constable and Co. Edinburgh., London & Edinburgh, 1814
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comprising Specimens of Architecture and Sculpture, and Other Vestiges of Former Ages, Accompanied by Descriptions. Together with Illustrations of Remarkable Events in Border History and Tradition, and Original Poetry. First edition, 1814. Two volumes. 4to. Vol. I: cxxvii, 1 - 92pp; Vol. II: 93 - 209, [3] blank pages, unpaginated index of 11 pages. Original half leather with five raised bands to spines. Marbled boards. Gilt to spines. Top edge gilt. 96 engraved plates (including title pages). Both volumes in good condition. Marbled boards rubbed and a little worn in places. Extremities of spines rubbed and worn as are the leather corners. Hinges similar but still holding firm. Upper panel of Vol II spine a little 'tender' and appears to have been re-glued into position. Text blocks very sound. Previous owner's bookplates to front paste down of each volume. Prelims to both volumes quite heavily foxed but this reduces significantly after the first dozen pages or so, thereafter mostly light and sporadic until the final sections when it becomes heavier again. Some offsetting from plates with foxing and some browning to adjacent pages. Readability is unaffected by these defects of age.
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