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OLD MORTALITY

by Scott, Sir Walter

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  • hardcover
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About This Item

Rand, McNally & Company, Chicago: ()., 1900 458 p. plus 4 unnumbered prints. 8vo. A clean original publisher's full cloth pictorial binding in brown. Cover stamped in gilt, green and red with same on spine. Slight rubbing of spine. Spine rubbed slightly. A clean and tight example. 8vo. 200mm. Hardbound. Very Good. NW66. Hardcover. Very Good.

Synopsis

Old Mortality is a novel by Sir Walter Scott set in the period 1679-89 in south west Scotland. It forms, along with The Black Dwarf, the 1st series of Scott's Tales of My Landlord. The two novels were published together in 1816. Old Mortality is considered one of Scott's best novels. It was originally titled The Tale of Old Mortality, but is generally shortened in most references.

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Bookseller
THE FAMILY ALBUM, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
037BIND1
Title
OLD MORTALITY
Author
Scott, Sir Walter
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Rand, McNally & Company, Chicago: ().
Date published
1900
Keywords
PUBLISHERS DECORATED CLOTH BINDINGS ILLUSTRATED PHILOSOPHY SIR WALTER SCOTT RAND, MCNALLY & COMPANY (1900)
Bookseller catalogs
ILLUSTRATED; PHILOSOPHY; BINDINGS;

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About THE FAMILY ALBUM, ABAA

Ron Lieberman, has been an antiquarian bookseller, rare book appraiser, and library consultant for Fifty years. His firm, The Family Album, has issued a series of exceptional catalogs and bibliographic references in a variety of fields, including: Incunabula; Pennsylvania-Americana; German-Americana; Fine Book Bindings; Early Photographica; Printing History & Typography; Classics from the Great Scholar / Printers; Etc. He was the instructor for a series of valuable workshops and courses in the history, taste, and technique of book collecting. He frequently lectures before professional groups of librarians and archivists on: the book trade; collection and building security; disaster preparedness; appraisals; and preservation, conservation, and binding. He has also often appeared on radio and television popularizing the pleasant hobby of antique book collecting. His expert opinion on the book collecting market; values of archives and manuscripts; collection preservation & security; historic photographs; and the value of rare books has been sought by sources as diverse as: the Historical & Museum Commission of PA; the PA State Library; the Library of Congress; the Smithsonian Institution; the FBI; American Bible Society; Money Magazine; Kipplinger Magazine; Conservation Centers; Warman\\\'s Antique Price Guides; U.S.A. Today; as well as Universities, Colleges, and Historical Societies throughout the United States. As one of the organizers of the World Library Fund, Mr. Lieberman provides professional analyses of library collections, and helps plan library development for public and private institutions in the United States and abroad. He was a Member of the Board of Governors of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (A.B.A.A.), and Chairman of the A.B.A.A. Security Committee. He was a long-time regular member of the Security Committee of the Rare Book and Manuscript Section (RBMS) of the American Library Association (ALA); and was the Past President of the Middle Atlantic Chapter, A.B.A.A. Mr. Lieberman was also, for many years, a consulting editor and contributor to the Haworth Press journal: \\\"College & Undergraduate Libraries.\\\" He is also a member of the: International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) // American Library Association (ALA); + ACRL/RBMS [For 25 Continuous Years] // PA Library Association (PLA) // Bibliographical Society of America // Middle Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) // Society for the History of Authorship, Readership, and Publishing (SHARP) // Library Company of Philadelphia // Philobiblon Club // Etc. Etc.

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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
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gilt
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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
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