Lot 36 of 400:
Destiny & Other Poems St. Andrews 1876  

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Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
Destiny & Other Poems
Author:
Bruce, George
Place:
[St. Andrews]
Publisher:
Printed for the Author
Date:
1876
Description:

[16], [v]-xxvi, 514 pp. With 7 collotype plates, including one of Old and Young Tom Morris and frontispiece portrait of author with his facsimile autograph; plus many wood-engraved plates. (8vo) original decorative blue cloth, beveled edges, stamped in black, ruled and lettered in gilt, brown endpapers, all edges gilt. "Author's Edition."

Scarce literary treatise for the love of St. Andrews, Scotland, by a St. Andrews author. Title page states “With Illustrations, several of which are by the new Calotype Process, the negatives by Mr. Rodger, and taken specially for this Work.” Actually, they were referring to the collotype process. As such this is perhaps the first book to publish the famous “Old and Young Tom Morris” photo image. Also, with “A Piece of Rhyme Upon Golf… To the St. Andrews Golf Club” on pp. 318-323. Illustration called for at page 53 "Storm" is not present, as is the case with all copies we have seen.

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Condition:
Minor wear; fine.
 
Item number:
286652
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