Border Raids & Reivers
Title: Border Raids & Reivers
Author: Rev. R. Borland - Illustrated by Tom Scott
Publisher: Thomas Fraser, Dalbeatttie
Hardback - Limited edition of 175 with Bukram cover boards - Large paper Edition
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First published in 1889 - the book is an account of the Border reivers who "were raiders along the Anglo-Scottish border from the late 13th century to the beginning of the 17th century. Their ranks consisted of both Scottish and English people, and they raided the entire Border country without regard to their victims' nationality."
20 illustrations by Tom Scott including a Frontis portrait of the author himself. Thomas Scott, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1854–1927) was a Scottish painter, primarily a watercolourist, born in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders
This was orginally a "no expense spared" edition - full bukrum cover boards with gilt titles. The boards have suffered with some staining and fading as well as bumping along the edges and at the corners. There is some looseness in the overall binding.
The inside pages are on vellum paper and are gilt edged along the top. Despite the usual age-related tanning and soiling the pages remain bright throughout. There is the previous owner name and date in ink on the inside end paper.
All plates are present with tissue guards.
Despite the book's rarity the pricing is low as it takes into account the books overall appearance. However it remains an exceptionally fine edition.
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