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Scott, Walter, & John Gibson Lockhart.  Autograph Letters Signed. [Edinburgh: , ca. 1830]. 8vo (26.1 cm, 10.3"). [1] f.
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Two signed messages sent between Sir Walter Scott and his son-in-law, John Gibson Lockhart, regarding the former's Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft. Lockhart, an editor, critic, and author himself, suggested the topic of Demonology to his father-in-law, who composed the work in epistolary form and addressed it to him. Scott's missive as represented here mentions that he was expecting a delivery of revisions that have not arrived, while Lockhart's notes that he must reluctantly decline an invitation of Scott's (not documented in this exchange), and will be returning the proof "per 2 penny post forthwith."
        Excised from their original leaves, the two clippings were mounted some time ago on a 19th-century sheet of rose-colored paper with a crisply embossed framework of foliate and floral motifs, and labelled in an early inked hand.

Backing leaf with upper edge darkened and other edges mildly so; one tiny spot of foxing in upper outer portion (outside of embossed framework). Scott letter with initial capital smudged. An interesting bit of Scott memorabilia, offering a glimpse of his work process, demonstrating a 19th-century collecting mode, and placing him (literally!) within the context of a 19th-century aesthetic.  (37270)   Please RESHELVE This.


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