String to Morocco

6. Part leather: half calf, marbled boards, gilt engraving

Walter Scott’s The Abbot (London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Company and John Ballantyne, 1820) is bound in half calf (spine and corners) with marbled boards, again with gilt lettering. It is not surprising that a novel sold for 21 shillings is expensively bound, or that there is a book-plate with a coat-of-arms on the inside cover.