Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1874 Later edition. Mauchline boards with burgundy morocco spine, spine compartments tooled in gilt, Falls at the Hermitage to upper cover, Dunkeld and Dunkeld Cathedral to lower cover, all edges gilt. Very good, Mauchline boards very bright, outer hinges neatly repaired, inner hinges lightly cracked but still very sturdy, light staining to endpapers, light foxing to outer leaves, interior generally clean. Overall, an attractive example of Mauchline ware. Mauchline bindings, crafted in the town of Mauchline, Scotland from 1820 to 1933, can be identified by their beveled wooden boards and images depicting Scottish and English landmarks. Intended as souvenirs for visitors to the UK, the bindings were typically made for books directly related to life in Scotland, England, and Wales. Indeed, a story by Scottish poet and historian Sir Walter Scott is especially appropriate here, as are the images depicted on the boards: Hermitage Water is near the semi-ruined Hermitage Castle in the Scottish Borders, and the town of Dunkeld guards one of the main passages from Lowland to Highland Scotland. Like many of Sir Walter Scott's books, Marmion is a historical romance, written as a narrative poem. It takes place in 16th century England during the reign of King Henry VIII and describes the real-life Battle of Flodden, a war between England and Scotland. Published in 1808, this was Scott's second major work.. Very Good. (Inventory #: SWS095)
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