Sir Walter Scott Journal 1891 Root 4 volume leather set engraved titles portraitBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Decorative Leather Bindings, Sir Walter Scott, Collected Journal).
The Journal of Sir Walter Scott from the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford.
Published 1891, Edinburgh by David Douglas.
2 volumes, each c. 400 pages. Text in English.
Familiar Letters of Sir Walter Scott.
Four engraved title pages total, three frontis portraits. Folding color litho map on bond paper at rear volume 1.
Bindings stamped by Root & Son.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather bindings, raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting leather labels, marbled covers & end papers, top edges gilt.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, set remains overall fresh, clean, very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally books remain mostly clean, tight and sound. A fine and beautifully bound set which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in very nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Books Measure c. 9" H x 6" W.