Scotland Scottish Life Culture 1835 Ritchie 23 India paper engravings leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Scott and Scotland, by Leitch Ritchie, Esq.
1835, London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman.
pp. 256. Drawings by Cattermole. Complete with 23 finely engraved plates, all with tissue guards.
All engravings printed on India tissue paper and mounted (as issued) to larger thick paper backing sheets.
Beautiful period full grained red morocco leather, spine bands raised with gilt decorative patterns, top edge gilt. Covers embossed in blind with harp shaped corner devices, central gilt scroll ornament with tiny flowers, board edges gilt patterned, turn-ins gilt ruled. Beautiful gilt leather armorial custom book plate of John Platt.
With early binder's tag of F. Westley, Friar St., London.
Beautiful example, light age rubbing, joints lightly scuffed, overall fine, near exceptional example with pleasing age patina. Unique example, rare thus.
Book measures: 10" H X 6 3/4" W.