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Record Number: NTD0044

Related Work: Fair Maid of Perth, The

Illustration Title/Caption: [Distant View of Perth]

Keyword(s): Journeys & Travellers - Perth - Rivers & Streams - Tay, River

Artist: David Octavius Hill

Engraver: James Johnstone

Work Type: engraving

Size(cm): 8.5 x 6

Date: 1833

Source Text: Tales and Romances of the Author of Waverley [16mo issue], 8 vols (Edinburgh: Robert Cadell, 1833)

Position in Source Text: vol. 11 (title-page vignette)

Location of Copy: BL 12604.c.6

Image File Name: No image available for this record.

Notes: Depicts a man horseback with sword and shield, riding towards a town and bridge in the distance, with a winding river on the plain below, and two pilgrim-like figures and stone cross nearby. Matches the view of the valley of the Tay outlined in Ch. 1 (EEWN 21, 12.27-30), though the figures in the illustration are historical. Illustration title given as 'vignette of a city' in Todd & Bowden 282A. Also appears in 'Tales and Romances of the Author of Waverley' [8vo issue], 7 vols (Edinburgh: Robert Cadell, 1833), vol. 9. Also resembles vignette in Magnum Opus edition, vol. 42, #MAG0084, though engraver there differs.

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