The Castles and Keeps of Scotland.
by Frank Roy Fraprie
Boston: L.C. Page & Co., 1907
“In these pages I have tried to bring together some of the history and romance which attaches to the more important castles of Scotland, and to tell enough of their architectural peculiarities to enable the visitor to understand what he is viewing.”
This charming book has a whopping 51 illustrations. Most of those are photographic plates, some are color painting plates, and the rest are plans or maps of the castles.
Grey cloth boards with stunning gilt, red, and white decoration. The gilt on the front cover is very bright, the spine is slightly dulled. Top edge of pages gilt, the other foredges uncut. Decorated endpapers.
Brief gift inscription from 1911, else near fine copy. Second impression, 1910. The book measures 8-1/8″ high by 5-3/4″ wide by 1-1/2″ high. 411 pages, including index.
If you are a fan of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander or any of Sir Walter Scott’s epic historical novels or poems, this is a great companion history. The black and white photographs of the castles are especially valuable, as many of these ruins have changed in this past century.
This beautiful book is a keeper. You will go back to it again and again.
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