Edinburgh: Archibald Constable, 1820. Item #05218
A Fine Early Twentieth Century Fore-Edge Painting of Glentilt, Perthshire,
FORE-EDGE PAINTING. SCOTT, Walter. Miscellaneous Poems. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable, 1820.
With a fine early twentieth century fore-edge painting of Glentilt, Perthshire, showing a stag with large antlers, standing between two cascading streams. In the background a wooded scene with another stag approaching.
First edition, third printing. Octavo (8 7/16 x 5 5/16 inches; 215 x 135 mm.). [i]-viii, [i]-xii, -448 pp.
Full contemporary dark green straight-grain morocco, covers decoratively bordered in gilt. Spine with four shallow raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, gilt decorated board edges and turn-ins, green marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With the pictorial bookplate of John Michael Kauffmann on front paste-down. Housed in an early twentieth century green cloth clamshell case, spine lettered in gilt.
Contemporary ink inscription on first blank "J.G. Smyth/from his friend Broderick/on leaving Eton/March 18th 1831."
Loosely inserted is a small card from Mrs. Rudolph Max Kauffmann presenting the book to her son on his graduation from Princeton. "tom my dear son/John, on his graduation/from Princeton/June 24 - 1944/with love and con-/gratulations and/great pride.
Glentilt is a valley in the extreme North of Perthshire, Scotland, watered by the river Tilt.
The Perthshire straths and glens abound in magnificent scenery, great forests, swift flowing rivers, beautiful lochs with rugged backgrounds of mountain and moorland. The wildlife is also of variation and abundance and along every road is much evidence of a long and proud history. Sir Walter Scott, that fervent Borderer, yet said: "If an intelligent stranger were asked to describe the most varied and most beautiful province in Scotland, it is likely that he would name the County of Perth." The present day visitor would find no fault with that statement.