6070. Walter Scott with fore-edge painting

FORE-EDGE PAINTING. SCOTT, WALTER. The Lord of the Isles; a Poem. The fifth edition. Edinburgh (printed by James Ballantyne and Co, for Archibald Constable and Company, et al.) 1815.

8vo (c. 210x130 mm.). (8, including extra engraved title with vignette), (3), 4-443, (1) pp. Engraved extra title (browned and foxed), 6 engraved plates (all, some foxing).
Contemporary black morocco, somewhat worn, gilt and blindtooled frames to the boards, gilt inner dentelles, partly gilt edges of boards, richly gilt spine in five compartments, all edges gilt. Front edge with coloured fore-edge painting (motif from Edinburgh with people in the front). Old inscription in upper margin of engraved extra title. Bookplate of Richard Cripps.