Sculptured Stones of Scotland. [with:] Volume Second.

  • [Stuart, John]
  • Aberdeen [and Edinburgh]: Printed for the Spalding Club 1856

£450

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Description

2 vols., folio, pp. [viii], xxx, 44 + frontispiece, double-page map, and 138 plates; [viii], 52, cii, [2], 87, [5] + 168 plates. Some plates and one page lithographed in colour, some others hand-coloured or tinted. Two plates in vol. 1 supplied in excellent hand-facsimile using pencil, ink, and wash. Original half green roan, green cloth boards, green morocco spine labels. Plates foxed, some spotting and toning elsewhere. Both vols. rebacked preserving labels, edges and corners worn, some soiling and marks to boards. Boards blocked with the Spalding Club logo in gilt on front and blind on rear.

Notes

An important and scarce set, the work of the prolific John Stuart (1813-1877), editor of almost half the publications of the Spalding Club. Complete copies are particularly scarce, and in this example two of the plates, evidently sometime lost or damaged, have been carefully reproduced by hand.

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