The waverley album: containing fifty-one line engravings to illustrate The Novels and Tales of sir walter scott...
London. Published for Charles Heath, .
12mo. , ii, iii, , 50 leaves. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, and a further 50 engraved plates. Each plate is accompanied by single leaf bearing upon the recto side a quotation from the novel illustrated. Original publisher's dark brown cloth, lettered in gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Near contemporary inked ownership inscription to head of title, occasional spotting to plates.
A handsome production comprised of a series of finely executed historical and landscape illustrations, accompanying selected quotes from the prose works of Sir Walter Scott; with contributions from celebrated engravers including, inter alia, Edward Francis Finden and Charles Rolls. The plates (with the exception of the frontispiece portrait) first appeared appended to the duodecimo edition of Novels, Tales, and Romances printed by Hurst, Robinson, and Co. for Archibald Constable (1822-1833).£ 125.00 Antiquates Ref: 22085