485
485
[Scott, Sir Walter]
MINSTRELSY OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER: CONSISTING OF HISTORICAL AND ROMANTIC BALLADS... KELSO: JAMES BALLANTYNE FOR T. CADELL, W. DAVIES…, 2 VOLS, 1802
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
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485
[Scott, Sir Walter]
MINSTRELSY OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER: CONSISTING OF HISTORICAL AND ROMANTIC BALLADS... KELSO: JAMES BALLANTYNE FOR T. CADELL, W. DAVIES…, 2 VOLS, 1802
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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[Scott, Sir Walter]
MINSTRELSY OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER: CONSISTING OF HISTORICAL AND ROMANTIC BALLADS... KELSO: JAMES BALLANTYNE FOR T. CADELL, W. DAVIES…, 2 VOLS, 1802
8vo, 2 volumes, first edition, one of 50 'large-paper' copies [printed immediately after the 750 'first impression' copies], engraved frontispiece in volume 1, contemporary red morocco gilt, spines ornately gilt in six compartments, marbled endpapers, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, green morocco labels         
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Provenance

Michael Holland, 6th Viscount of Knutsford, armorial bookplate

Literature

Todd & Bowden’s 8Ab

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION OF SCOTT'S FIRST SIGNIFICANT LITERARY PRODUCTION AND A KEY TEXT IN SCOTTISH HISTORY. For at least ten years, since Scott had been admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh, he had been visiting the Scottish border areas and collecting these old ballads and rhymes; here he states his intention of preserving the history and traditions of his native land. He dedicated the book to his noblest kinsman among the Scott clan: Henry, Duke of Buccleuch.         

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