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The Lady of the Lake

The Lady of the Lake

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The Lady of the Lake

by Scott, Sir Walter

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  • Hardcover
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Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1863. Book. Illus. by Foster, Birket and Gilbert, John. Near Fine. Hard Cover ( Mauchline ). Reprint. Fine but for some light scratches and scuffs to the Mauchline Ware covers, and traces of wear to extremities of leather spine, which is gilt stamped leather with raised bands. The covers are the McDonald tartan. The fore edges are embossed, gilt. Internally fine, with over 60 illustrations.A unique binding..


The Lady of the Lake marked the pinnacle of Scott's popularity as a poet. With 25,000 copies sold in eight months, it broke all records for the sale of poetry. Known as a romantic poem, it tells about love and honor amidst a bitter rivalry between King James V and the Douglas family. The book is set in the Trossachs region of Scotland and  it is composed of six cantos, each concern the action of a single day. 

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The Lady of the Lake
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Foster, Birket and Gilbert, John
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A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
Raised Band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created in the...
Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...

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