Scott and Scotland
Title: Scott and Scotland
Author: Leitch Ritchie with engravings by George Cattermole
Publisher: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, London
Hardback - 1st Edition in original binding. Frontis; 8vo, pp vii, 256, 21 engravings, vignette, original red decorative cloth; all-around gilt edging.
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The book's author Leitch Ritchie (1800-1865) was a Scottish writer and journalist who was born in Greenock and worked as a clerk in Glasgow. He was essentially a travel writer and used the "Picturesque Annual" format (a mix of text and imagery) in his books including this work. It is essentially a travel work where he uses themes taken from Sir Walter Scott's poems as thematic titles - he may well have done this in order to increase sales of the book due to anything associated with Scott's name being in high demand.
George Cattermole was an accomplished British artist with a keen interest in Sir Walter Scott.
A very well preserved original 1st edition with bright red cover boards with a slight loss of colour due to rubbing on the front however gilt vignette and titles remain strong. There is a very small wormhole on the bottom front end paper which does not effect the overall strength of the binding. The engravings are all present with their tissue guards and there is some light foxing around them. The inside pages are all bright and clean throughout with just usual age-related tanning. There is a stain(water) at the edge of the rear end-paper.
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