A very handsome early edition of Scott’s poetry in one volume. With engraved frontispiece portrait, vignette title-page, many very fine tissue-guarded engraved plates by various artists and a facsimile page of Scott’s handwriting. Tall and very thick 8vo, in a fine and very beautiful binding with King's College giltwork, of full chocolate crushed morocco, the boards with an elaborate multilayered blind framework, the giltwork to on the upper board centered, the spine fully and richly gilt tooled in a motif reminiscent of Gothic windows between gilt-stippled raised bands, one compartment lettered in gilt, the board edges and turn-ins also handsomely gilt tooled, silk marker, a.e.g. iv, 823 pp. A superb and unusually handsome copy, the text and plates essentially pristine, especially well preserved, the binding strong and solid and with virtually no evidence of age or use. A VERY HANDSOME ILLUSTRATED EDINBURGH EDITION OF THE POETICAL WORKS OF ONE OF SCOTLAND'S AND GREAT BRITAIN'S GREATEST MEN OF LETTERS. Scott's influence was as far reaching as his works were commercially successful. His poetry earned him an offer of the laureateship, which he refused, and was considered quite original in style among the Romantics. This is a beautiful collection of all of Scott's poems. It includes of course the great Metrical Romances and famed "Miscellaneous Pieces" but also includes the songs and fragments scattered throughout his novels and the "Specimens" originally printed in his Memoirs. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: POETICAL WORKS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. ...
Publisher: Edinburgh Adam and Charles Black 1859
Book Description Adam and Charls Black, Edinburgh, 1865. Book Condition: Sehr gut erhalten. (s. Foto). Edinburgh, Adam and Charls Black, 1865. Gr.8°. IV, 823 S. mit gestoch. Titel, 25 Stahlstich -Tafeln und 1 Faksimile. Roter Leder - Einband der Zeit auf 5 Bünden mit reicher Rücken- und Deckel- und Innenkanten - Goldprägung. Goldschnitt. Sehr gut erhalten. (s. Foto). Sprache: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 13441AB