Lindesfarne Abbey

Book title: Marmion

Scott, Walter, Sir.
Marmion; a Tale of Flodden Field. Eighth edition. Edinburgh, George Ramsay, 1811.
8vo, full contemporary red straight-grain morocco, gilt panels on sides, decorated back, gilt edges in a half morocco slip case.
With a very fine fore-edge painting beneath the gilt. It portrays Holy Island Castle and Lindesfarne Abbey, the monastery which was founded in the seventh century and made famous by the labors of St. Cuthbert. The scene is on the coast of Northumberland. Sailing vessels are apparent in the foreground weathering the sea.
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Fore-edge/fanned to the right