London: John C. Nimmo, 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. Large paper copy. Two volumes; Octavo; pp. I; xxiv, 416; II; xii, 446 with index; Illustrated. Fifteen plates, five in color including one double page plate; three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards; Top edges gilt, marbled end papers, spine labels lettered in gilt; Edge wear, some scholarly marginalia, all in pencil. Very good. Item #12835
Bound for the Earl of Ducie, hence "Ducie" appears at foot of each spine. His name, written, appears at top of each volume's title pages. Lang's in depth work on Walter Scott's biographer who was also a force at Blackwood's Magazine.