London: Cadell, Houlston & Stoneman, 1848. Full Morocco. [FORE-EDGE PAINTING]
THE MISCELLANEOUS PROSE WORKS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART
Published by Cadell, 1848, Houlston & Stoneman, London
Complete in one Volume, containing a summary and parts of larger more comprehensive works, including The Life of John Dryden, Memoirs of Jonathan Swift, Biographical Memoirs of Eminent Novelists, Paul’s Letters to his Kinsfolk, Essay on Chivalry, Essay on Boarder Antiquities, Provincial Antiquities of Scotland, Letters of Malachi Malagrowther on the Currency, on Planting Waste Lands, on Landscape Gardening, Davy’s Salmonia, Life of J. P. Kemble, Life and Works of John Home, & Reliques of Robert Burns.
Engravings by Cadell.
A beautiful and detailed early fore-edge of Aberdeen’s North Pier and docks from the South Pier, Circa 1700-1800s [Footdee]
Years ago, there was much Ferrying 'to and fro' between Futty, as it was then called in the language that was never spelt or written down consistently, and the South Bank Torry on the opposite side of the River Dee estuary. There was no North Pier in those days, and the point from which it now emanates was a low, wind-swept sand dune, then called the Sandness, and the houses of Futty stood further west by the Waterside, nearby where to-day we see St. Clement's Church. Formerly referred to as Fishtown it could readily be abbreviated in the local dialect to Fittie. On the Sandness, at this time (1513 -1542), a 'D' shaped Fort, called the Blockhouse, was built, which stood there with its round side facing seaward until demolished years ago, its purpose being to protect the harbour from " Pirats and Algarads," as Parson Gordon stated it in 1661. (It was furnished with 10 cannon, 12-pounders, which were removed to the Torry Fort after the erection of the North Pier.)
The Fore-Edge Painting was taken from a painting originally by William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854). Very Good. Item #500
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