The Lady of the Lake 1810 NY imprint Sir Walter Scott small leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Lady of the Lake: A Poem, by Sir Walter Scott.
Published 1810, New York by Ezra Sargeant.
279 pages. Text in English. Small pocket sized format.
Scarce early American imprint of this classic work.
Book was rebacked long ago. First signature slightly protruding.
Period full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt compartment decorations & bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather label, gilt ruled covers, marbled end papers.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, leather scuffed with some loss along edges or joints, still supple overall.
Text block remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina, some small scattered age spotting, etc.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 5 1/4" H x 3" W.