Illustrations to Waverley Novels by Sir Walter Scott by Various artists

A collection of 10 volumes with 274 hand coloured illustrations on silk taken largely from the Border Edition published 1892-1894.


Details

Medium:
Ink on silk bound in morocco gilt
Dimensions:
Each volume: 26 x 21 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,712 ( Total: £5,712)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
Michael Laird Rare Books, New York

The original novels by Scott were not illustrated but there was a huge demand for copiously illustrated copies after his death. The illustrators represent a 'who's who' of artistic talent of the time including Sam Bough and H Macbeth-Raeburn. There are also plates by George Cruikshank which are wholly different in feeling and show a marked difference in style to the Border Edition plates. The National Library of Scotland holds the pre-eminent collection of Scott manuscripts.

Provenance

By descent; private collector, New York; Michael Laird Rare Books, New York.

Venue details

National Library of Scotland George IV Bridge, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 1EW 0131 623 3700 www.nls.uk

Entry details

Free to all

Please visit the National Library of Scotland website for full opening times.

Share this article