Scotland

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  • UNIQUE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPY IN FINE FULL MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Memoirs of the Pretenders and their Adherents by JESSE, John Heneage
    JESSE, John Heneage
    Memoirs of the Pretenders and their Adherents

    London: Richard Bentley, 1845. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A stunning set in full morocco bound by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and neat gilt tooling to the boards creating a fine panel. Gilt top edges and dentelles. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Extra-illustrated with over 100 engraved portraits and views. This is the tale of the 'Great Pretender' James Francis Edward Stuart, his recognition by the French and Spanish Crown as the rightful heir to the English, Irish and Scottish thrones, his followers and eventual defeat and exile. A magnificently bound and superbly extra-illustrated unique copy in pristine condition.

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  • FIRST COLLECTED EDITION IN BEAUTIFUL REGENCY FULL DICED 'RUSSIA' CALF
    The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Esq.. by SCOTT, Walter
    SCOTT, Walter
    The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Esq..

    Edinburgh: Constable and Co., 1820. 12 volumes bound in 6, 7 inches tall. A delightful set bound in beautiful full diced 'Russia' calf with wide gilt raised bands and superb Regency gilt panels. A floral gilt fillet frames the boards. Portrait. With the armorial bookplate of James Beveridge Duncan of Damside and a neat ink gilt inscription from the period: "the Hon'ble E.G. Lake from her affec. uncle". There are a couple of minor marks to the headcaps and slight foxing but overall a fine set of the first collected edition of Scott's Poetical Works which became hugely popular throughout the Western World.

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  • SUPERB FULL CALF BY GRIEVE OF EDINBURGH
    Lives of the Lindsays; or, A Memoir of the Houses of Crawford and Balcarres. by Lindsay, Lord
    Lindsay, Lord
    Lives of the Lindsays; or, A Memoir of the Houses of Crawford and Balcarres.

    London: John Murray, 1858. 3 volume set, 9 inches tall. A superb full polished calf by Andrew Grieve with gilt raised bands, twin pink labels, fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Top edges gilt. Slight creasing to the spine of the first volume. A most handsome set of this celebrated family history.

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  • WELL ILLUSTRATED HISTORY IN CHARMING EARLY VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    History of the Town of Greenock. by WEIR, Daniel
    WEIR, Daniel
    History of the Town of Greenock.

    Greenock: Daniel Weir et al., 1829. Half calf, 8 inches tall. A charming early Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, a striking green and turquoise label and interesting sailing ship centre tool. A little fading to the lower board. Bookplate with the Baron's Coronet. With the engraved frontispiece, 5 plates and folding plan called for.

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