Scott, Sir Walter (1771-1832) Original Gouache Illustrations for the Waverley Novels
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Scott, Sir Walter (1771-1832) Original Gouache Illustrations for the Waverley Novels. England, c. 1856.
Two oblong octavo albums, containing a total of 108 miniature paintings created to illustrate Scott's adventure novels, each painting approximately 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 in., painted within several frames, on ivory paper, each ivory sheet mounted on green album pages, each painting titled in pencil at the foot, with other pencil and ink notes identifying the story illustrated in the surrounding blank margins; bound in full uniform dark navy blue morocco, elaborately tooled in blind, with titles and spines decorated in gilt; manuscript annotations of Edward Winman Martin, Esquire, with a signed engraved portrait of same pasted inside the front board of each volume, with the later bookplate of William Sankey, and a portrait of a Baron; the artists is unidentified, although Martin has added a note stating that he died a few weeks after he finished these paintings, and that only a few were duplicated originally, at Martin's request, when he was unhappy with the artist's work; bindings slightly rubbed, corners bumped, binding of volume one becoming de-cased, 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. (2)
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