Sir Walter Scott Poetry Works leather book c.1870 w/ 8 albumen photographsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Sir Walter Scott, Poetry, 19th Century photography, albumens].
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The Poetical Works for Sir Walter Scott. Illustrated with Photographs.
Published c. 1870, London by Peacock, Mansfield, and Britton.
758 pages. 8 mounted albumen photographs [complete as issued]. Text in English.
Period smoothed grained leather binding, gilt title, beautiful marbled end papers, all edges and turn ins gilt. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Interior remains clean and bright.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Leather is supple. Some wear and thin splitting along bottom edge of both covers (almost invisible when the book is standing upright on a shelf), short splitting at head of joints and spine (all shown in video), overall a good survival with a handsome shelf appearance.
Book measures: 7 1/2" H X 5 1/2" W.