LETTERS ON DEMONOLOGY & WITCHCRAFT, by Walter Scott - 1831
LETTERS ON DEMONOLOGY & WITCHCRAFT Walter Scott 1831 Occult Supernatural Stories
Letters On Demonology And Witchcraft Addressed to J.G. Lockhart, Esq.
by Sir Walter Scott
Part treatise, and part anthology of supernatural stories, Demonology And Witchcraft is written as a series of 10 letters to his son-in-law. For the most part, Walter Scott saw the occult, ghosts, witchcraft, etc as out-moded superstitions. 396 pages. 4 x 6 inches.
Includes 12 plates + frontispiece, with one hand-colored plate. This books is a handsome example of a 19th century fine binding. Rounded spine has 5 raised bands, and 2 burgundy text squares. Marble paper pastedowns add a nice finishing touch.
Second Edition, published by: John Murray, London. 1831.
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.
- Half bound in green leather, with green linen boards.
- Corners are sharp and spine ends are firm.
- Perimeters are lightly scuffed with exposed board in places.
- Front cover has 1/2" scuff line in leather near spine.
- Spine has elaborate gilt decoration.
- Shoulders are scuffed, with cracking apparent from tail on back shoulder.
- Binding is firm, yet boards are delicate as leather is dry.
- Interior is gently and evenly age toned.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Very little foxing scattered throughout text.
- A few pages have light to moderate staining.
- Head of text block has bright gilt.
- All text block edges are a little dusty.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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