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Walter Scott
1830 1stED Book bound by Hampstead Bindery - Letters on Demonology & Witchcraft.
John Murray. 1830 1stED Book - bound by The Hampstead Bindery - Letters on Demonology & Witchcraft color illustrated by Cruikshank. (description) Author: Scott, Sir Walter. (George Cruikshank, illustrator). Title: Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft Addressed to J.G. Lockhart, Esq. Publisher: London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1830. First Edition. Language: Text in English. Size: 6 " X 4 ". Pages: ix-402 pages. Binding: Attractive, beautiful, and very good full red morocco leather binding finely bound by the Hampstead Bindery (hinges tight, hairline crack on the front cover upper joint - as shown, slightly scuffed and worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing or staining - mainly to the frontispiece and illustrations margins - as shown). All edges gilt. Illustrations: Beautifully illustrated with the frontispiece of the Bow in Edinburgh by Lizars after J. Skene and the wonderful scarce complete 12 engraved colored plates by George Cruikshank. The book: Very attractive and rare first edition with the scarce complete 12 engraved colored plates by George Cruikshank of Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft in a beautiful and attractive binding. -- In ill health following a stroke, Sir Walter Scott wrote Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft at the behest of his son-in-law, J. G. Lockhart, who worked for a publishing firm. Letters was written when educated society believed itself in enlightened times due to advances in modern science. Letters, however, revealed that all social classes still held … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Martin Frenette bibliophile (mflibra) [Montreal, Quebec, Canada]
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