Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell NEAR-PERFECT, ANTIQUE MINIATURE BOOK! N.d. (ca. 1920's) Tartan silk cloth (the Scott Tartan?); leather spine label, gilt titles; pictorial e.p's. 256 pp.; frontis portr.; numerous plates from old engravings. Only the merest bit of wear to cloth at one corner, label starting les than a trifle, else nearly new copy of this 80 year old miniature. Scott's epic poem of 16th C. Scotland in miniature format. The typography is suprisingly legible for this 3.5" high, wee book! . First Edition Thus. Silk Tartan Over Boards. Near Fine. Illus. by MacWhirter. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. Miniature Book.
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