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FORE-EDGE PAINTING; SCOTT, Sir Walter
The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart.
Edinburgh: Printed for Arch. Constable and Co., 1822. Two Fine Early-to-Mid Twentieth Century Fore-Edge Paintings Depicting Two Scottish Castles [FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. SCOTT, Sir Walter. The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. [The Lady of the Lake [&] The Bridal of Triermain [&] Harold the Dauntless]. Edinburgh: Printed for Arch. Constable and Co. Each volume with a fine early-to-mid twentieth century fore-edge painting depicting Craigmillar Castle in Edinburgh and Loch Leven Castle. Two octavo volumes (6 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches; 166 x 99 mm.). [iv], [1-9], 10-380; [iii-vi], [1-3], 4-384, [1], [1, blank] pp. Some light water-staining to preliminary and final leaves. Full contemporary dark blue straight-grain morocco, front and back covers with elaborate gilt vignette. Spines with four raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, decorative gilt turn-ins, gray end-papers. Volumes IV & V of The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott. "The Scene from the following Poem is laid chiefly in the vicinity of Loch-Katrine, in the Western Highlands of Perthshire. The time of Action includes Six Days, and the transactions of each day occupy a Canto." These two volumes were sold in 1965 by Dawson's Book Shop in Los Angeles (Catalog 355, item 113). Craigmillar Castle is a ruined medieval castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is three miles (4.8 km) south-east of the city center, on a low hill to the south of the modern suburb of Craigmillar. The Preston family of Craigmillar, the local feudal barons, began building the castle in the late 14th century and building wor … [Click Below for Full Description]
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