Tales of the Borders with illustrative scenes and incidents
Title: Tales of the Borders with illustrative scenes and incidents
Author: John Mackay Wilson
Publisher: Gall & Inglis, London
Date: No Date - c1880
Additional Product Information
In 1832, John Mackay Wilson, Editor of the Berwick Advertiser, began publishing local stories and in 1934 he published the 1st edition collection under the title ‘Wilsons Tales of the Borders, and of Scotland.’ The tales are what can be described as "Ripping yarns."
Publishing continued until 1840 with the whole series extending to 312 numbers divided into 6 volumes.
This edition c1880 is a slection of the tales accompanied with illustrations.
To learn more visit the site dedicated to the tales: https://www.wilsonstales.co.uk/
This is a fabulous late Victorian edition with the finest of cover designs.
It has suffered some wear and tear - the cover boards are generally clean with just fraying edges and bumped corners. The fine overall design is still very clear and bright(see image).
On the front end paper there is a prize bookplate from Leith School board dated 1903. There is also some tape reinforcement to strengthen the book binding.
There is age-tanning throughout the inside pages however the text remains bright and clear.
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