Landscape Historical Illustrations of Scotland and the Waverly Novels From Drawings from J M W Turner Professor RA Balmer Bentley Chisholm Hart ARA Harding McClise ABA Melville &c &c Comic Illustrations by G Cruikshank Descriptions by the Rev G N Wright MA &c 1836-38

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[Scott, Sir Walter] Landscape – Historical Illustrations of Scotland, and the Waverly Novels: From Drawings from J. M. W. Turner, Professor, R.A., Balmer, Bentley, Chisholm, Hart, A.R.A., Harding, McClise, A.B.A., Melville, &c, &c. Comic Illustrations by G. Cruikshank. Descriptions by the Rev. G. N. Wright, M.A., &c. Vol. I; Vol II. London, Paris & America: Fisher, Son, & Co. [1836-38] 4to; first issue plates, all dated 1836-37 or 1838.

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[Scott, Sir Walter] Landscape – Historical Illustrations of Scotland, and the Waverly Novels: From Drawings from J. M. W. Turner, Professor, R.A., Balmer, Bentley, Chisholm, Hart, A.R.A., Harding, McClise, A.B.A., Melville, &c, &c. Comic Illustrations by G. Cruikshank. Descriptions by the Rev. G. N. Wright, M.A., &c. Vol. I; Vol II. London, Paris & America: Fisher, Son, & Co. [1836-38] 4to; first issue plates, all dated 1836-37 or 1838. Vol. I: Title; i-ii; 1-72 pages; Vol II: Title; iii-iv; 5-84] 27 cm x 21.5 cm. Handsomely bound in full black calf with embossed cover corners holding a gold-ruled panel with stylized gold thistles in each corner. Interlined plates. Spines have four raised bands, five compartments, four decorated compartments. Page edges are marbled, matching the marbled end papers. Slight wear to the corners and hinges of Vol. I, which appears to have had a repair to the head of the spine. The front hinge of Vol. I is cracked but holding.  Both volumes were treated with Klucel-G to rehydrate the leather. These are still tight handsome bindings. Cohn, 729. 108 illustrations, 35 of which are etchings by George Cruikshank.

List of Plates
List of Plates

 

SIMON FRASER The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and The Isles, Communicated in an Original, Pleasing & Familiar Style, Having the Lively Airs Introduced as Medleys, to Form a Sequence to Each Slower Movement, With an Admired Plain Harmony for the Piano Forte, Harp, Organ or Violoncello, Intended rather to preserve Simplicity, than load with Embellishments; Edited by Capt S Fraser, Chiefly acquired during the Interesting Period from 1715 to 1745, through the Authentic Source narrated in the Accompanying Prospectus.

The Baronage of Scotland Containing, an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Gentry of That Kingdom: Collected from the Public Records and Chartularies of This Country; the Records and Private Writings of Families by Sir Robert Douglas 1798

Twelve Scotch Chapbooks Glasgow 1840 – 1860 Boxed Hand-Colored Title Pages

James Russell Lowell’s Anti-War Poem Biglow Papers in Dialect with George Cruikshank’s Colored Illustrations

Original Cruikshank Sketch Signed Twice Inscribed 1875