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Illustrations of Walter Scott’s Lay of the Last Minstrel [First edition, 1808]

£75.00

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Illustrations of Walter Scott’s Lay of the Last Minstrel consisting of Twelve Views on the Rivers Bothwick, Ettrick, Yarrow, Tiviot, and Tweed. Engraved by James Heath RA from Designs taken on the spot by John C Schetky of Oxford, with Anecdotes and Descriptions.

Hardback with plain olive boards and title label on spine. Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808.

John Christian Schetky (1778-1874) was a Scottish painter and lifelong friend of Walter Scott from their schooldays. He was best known for his paintings of ships and Royal Navy battle scenes.

This book does not contain the text of the Lay of the Last Minstrel, but shows some of the landscapes and buildings described in the poem, to aid the reader’s imagination in picturing the scenes. All 12 engravings are present, plus a couple of smaller illustrations.

Hardback, no jacket. Boards bumped, and there are tears between the boards and the spine. Losses to spine and label. Pages untrimmed. Some foxing, and pictures have left shadowing on the previous pages and facing pages despite the presence of loose interleaves. A rear endpaper or advertisement may have been removed. However, the hinges are holding, and the book is free of notes and inscriptions.

Item details

Author(s):
Schetky, John C
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
23 cm x 30 cm, 9 in x 12 in
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
64
Publisher:
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme
Title:
Illustrations of Walter Scott’s Lay of the Last Minstrel

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Illustrations of Walter Scott’s Lay of the Last Minstrel consisting of Twelve Views on the Rivers Bothwick, Ettrick, Yarrow, Tiviot, and Tweed. Engraved by James Heath RA from Designs taken on the spot by John C Schetky of Oxford, with Anecdotes and Descriptions.

Hardback with plain olive boards and title label on spine. Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808.

John Christian Schetky (1778-1874) was a Scottish painter and lifelong friend of Walter Scott from their schooldays. He was best known for his paintings of ships and Royal Navy battle scenes.

This book does not contain the text of the Lay of the Last Minstrel, but shows some of the landscapes and buildings described in the poem, to aid the reader’s imagination in picturing the scenes. All 12 engravings are present, plus a couple of smaller illustrations.

Hardback, no jacket. Boards bumped, and there are tears between the boards and the spine. Losses to spine and label. Pages untrimmed. Some foxing, and pictures have left shadowing on the previous pages and facing pages despite the presence of loose interleaves. A rear endpaper or advertisement may have been removed. However, the hinges are holding, and the book is free of notes and inscriptions.

Author(s):
Schetky, John C
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
23 cm x 30 cm, 9 in x 12 in
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
64
Publisher:
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme
Title:
Illustrations of Walter Scott’s Lay of the Last Minstrel

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