THE NEW BORDER TALES. London: Walter Scott, Limited, n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-12]  2-283  [285-292: ads] + 16-page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, seven inserted plates with illustrations by James Torrance, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., dark green coated endpapers. First edition. "Traditional Scottish legends, including a rationalized ghost story and weird fulfilled on a fratricide." - Robert Knowlton. The Scott printings of this book are not dated; various authorities give the publication date of the first printing as 1892, 1895 or 1896, but 1892 is the correct date (confirmed by books published by Walter Scott in 1892 listed in the advertisements in gathering 18 and in the inserted catalogue in this copy as due "in November" and "in December," as "in preparation," etc.). Bleiler (1978), p. 63. Hubin (1994), p. 242. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Cloth rubbed along outer joints, hairline cracks to inner hinges, scattered tiny white spots on spine and rear panels, a couple of small reddish spots on front cover, still a very good copy with bright cover stamping. (#118539).
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