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    Sale 2059

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    5 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 103

    [FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. SCOTT, Walter (1771-1832). The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland comprising specimens of the Architecture, Sculpture, and other Vestiges of Former Ages. London: Longman [and others], 1814-17.

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    [FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. SCOTT, Walter (1771-1832). The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland comprising specimens of the Architecture, Sculpture, and other Vestiges of Former Ages. London: Longman [and others], 1814-17.

    2 volumes, 4o (278 x 215 mm), 2 additional engraved title-pages and 92 plates by Grieg after Clennell. Contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt extra, all edges gilt concealing FINE FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS of Warksworth Castle, Northumberland and Carrick Castle (scuffed at the head of each spine, hinges weak). Provenance: William Hartmann Woodin (1868-1934), Industrialist and Secretary of the Treasury 1933 (bookplate); Carl I. Wheat (1892-1966), author of 1540-1861 Mapping the Transmississippi West. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press for The Institute of Historical Cartography, 1957 - 1963 (bookplates, initials dated 1942); Harold Douthit (bookplates). FIRST EDITION. (2)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Harold K. Douthit