Book# 35805

Scott, Walter

Lady of the lake. By Sir Walter Scott, Bart. With all his introductions, various readings, and the editor's notes. Illustrated by numerous engravings on wood from drawings by Birket Foster and John Gilbert.

Ort   Edinburgh
Verlag   Adams and Charles Black
Einband   gilt-armorial green leather bindings, gilt-edged
Illustration, Ausstattung   11 mounted photographs
Medium   Buch

 

Text engl. - Photographically illustrated with 11 mounted original albumen prints approximately 4x3 inches (10.2x7.6 cm.), with printed captions on mount recto, attributed to George Washington Wilson, and engravings by Birket Foster and John Gilbert. With 20 p. of publisher’s advertising. - Other ed.: 1863; London 1865. - An early example for the use of albumen prints for book illustration. Photo motives are of Scottish landscape scenery. On the book market for more than six years this volume seems to have been a successful „longseller“.
Kiefer Pforzheim, Auktion 93-1455 (2015). 67.00 €. - Auction cat. photographic literature & photographs, New York: Swann, sale 2180, 14.05.2009, lot 7: 300-450 $ (estimate; light edgewear; light foxing (primarily to edges and preliminaries), split at hinge).
Photographie 19. Jahrh. Literatur Wilson, George Washington England, Scotland, Trossachs, Loch Katrine, Callander, Bracklinn Falls, Bealachnambo, Loch Achray Foster, Birket Gilbert, John 

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