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The Lay of the Last Minstrel

Author:  Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832
Title:  The lay of the last minstrel.
Publisher:  Boston : Ticknor and company, 1887.
Call Number:  PR 5309 .A1 1887b

A full leather binding with a prime example of the tree calf process (see early 19th century). Gold tooling on cover, spine and squares, with maroon and brown spine labels. The endbands are unusual in that they are a combination of machine made and handsewn. The edges are gilded, the endpapers marbled and there is a ribbon bookmaker attached at the spine.