Edinburgh, Scotland: Adam and Charles Black, 1871. Foster, Birket (illustrator); Gilbert, John (illustrator); 63 Engraved Illustrations / plates; 11 b/w Photographs (including frontispiece); Half-title Page (yellow/red/black). First Edition Thus. Full Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #L073927
Beautifully bound in full dark red Russia morocco by Maclehose of Glasgow, gilt-stamped spine with raised bands, dark brown cockerell endpapers, all edges gilt (shelfwear; slight wear to edges). One of A. & C. Black's most ambitious illustrated works of this era of its long history, blending the the suite of mounted albumen photographs with illlustrations of Birket Foster and John Gilbert as engraved by by J. W. Whymper and Edmund Evans. , -375 pages + plates. Glass #34; first printing of this edition, with 1869 date on title page recto, "Author's Edition" and 1871 date on half-title page; notable for the 11 tipped-in original mounted albumen photographs of regional scenes (attributed to George W. Wilson), consisting of special title page and 10 plates. Also includes engraved illustrations by Birket Foster and John Gilbert. With Scott's introduction (dated April 1830) and "argument"; appendix (with notes and bibliographical references) at rear. See BMC, volume 23, page 1, column 626 (variant 1869 and 1871 issues).