Scottish Poetry Collection prior to 1600- lovely 1874 2 volume leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Ever Green: A Collection of Scots Poems Wrote by the Ingenious before 1600, by Allan Ramsay.
Published 1874, Glasgow by John Crum.
2 volumes, 272, 288 pages. Text in Scots & English.
Beautiful period 1/2 leather bindings, raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations & title lettering, marbled covers, edges uncut (meaning pages are still attached at sides and to be read need to be opened with a letter opener blade edge).
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn, leather rubbed, joints slightly scuffed, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, internally still clean, well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7 3/4" H x 5 1/2" W.