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Lady of the Lake [Mauchline binding]
Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh 1865 - n.d. (ca 1865); 339 pages. 11 photographs. Measures 6.75" x 4.5." Text and covers tight; light foxing. Presentation inscription "To Florence Emily Cunningham Scott on her birthday, with much love from her Grandpapa and Grandmama Scott - Stirling June 22nd 1868." A very fine edition, especially for its Mauchline binding (decoupage and highly-lacquered). Original red morocco spine with elaborately gilt tooled compartments. All edges gilt. Inner gilt dentelles. Previous owner's bookplate of Charles Wrey Gardiner. The book is illustrated with eleven photographs by George Washington Wilson of Aberdeen. Helmut Gernsheim mentions the 1871 reprint of the 1869 edition (with only ten photographs,) missing this edition entirely. The book is also illustrated with woodcuts by Edmond Evans from designs by Birket Foster and John Gilbert, taken from earlier editions of Scott. In a very fine modern solander of green leather. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: RALPH SIMS RARE BOOKS]
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