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Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland: Historical Traditionary, and Imaginative
Edinburgh - William P. Nimmo, 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland: Historical Traditionary, and Imaginative by John Mackay Wilson and others; revised by Alexander Leighton, one of the original editors and contributors. Twenty-four volumes bound in twelve, complete. With both contents pages for each volume bound to front. With an engraved portrait of John Mackay Wilson to frontispiece to volume one and an engraved portrait of Alexander Leighton to frontispiece to volume twelve. Tales of the Borders was originally published in weekly numbers and written by Wilson until his death. Afterwards continued by other hands. These contributors included: Alexander Bethune, John Bethune, Alexander Campbell, Matthew Forster Conolly, Professor Thomas Gillespie, William Hethrington, John Howell, Alexander Leighton, Walter Logan, James Maidment, Theodore Martin, Patrick Maxwell, Hugh Miller, David M. Moir, Alexander Peterkin, Oliver Richardson, John Francis Smith, andR. G. Thomson. With a preface to front of volume one dated, 1857 and with a with a Glossaryand General Index for all the volumes to rear of volume twelve. John Mackay Wilson (1804 - 1835) was a Scottish writer famous for the six volume Tales of The Borders. With 'Little Chiltern Reading and Literary Society' bookplates to front pastedowns. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, sound but with slight bumping and wear to extremities, rubbing and marks to boards. Fifteen hinges strained, one slightly strained and three tender. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in placeswith the odd page loosening or detached and front free endpaper absent to volumes two and six. Bright but with handling marks and spottingand marks to endpapers and the occasional closed tear to gutter of front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD.
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