Title: Red Cap Tales told from Waverley
Author: S.R. Crockett
Illustrator: Sir Henry Raeburn, Simon Harmon Vedder, Sutton Palmer, et al.
Year: 1910 (First Edition)
Publisher: Adam and Charles Black
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: Were it not for the author's daughter complaining that she found Sir Walter Scott's famous work too long-winded and daunting – "Scott writes such a lot before you get at the story; why couldn't he just have begun right away?" – this wonderful retelling of Waverley may never have seen the light of day.
Illustrated with 7 superb colour plates (including an enchanting autumnal forest scene by Sutton Palmer), plus a tissue-guarded frontis featuring a reproduction of Raeburn's portrait of Sir Walter Scott.
Light wear on the front board and a small blemish on the tipped-in image (see image). The spine is lightly sunned, but the gilded text remains unaffected. Pages are foxed – some less so than others – but are tightly bound. A very attractive presentation plate, dated December 1913, has been affixed to the ffep.
Measures 19.5 cm × 13.5 cm (7.8″ × 5.4″). Small 8vo. 120 pp + 4 pp. advertising other books by the publisher.