The Gaberlunzie’s Wallet. With Numerous Illustrations on Steel and Wood.

  • [Ballantine, James]
  • Edinburgh: John Menzies 1843


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FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. [ii], 311, [1] + frontispiece and 13 plates. Numerous illustrations within pagination. Later half calf, purple pebbled cloth boards, spine divided by raised bands gilt, green morocco label, edges sprinkled red. Binding a little rubbed, boards a touch sunned. ‘James Ballantine’ in ink to flyleaf in an early hand.


The first edition of poet and stained-glass artist James Ballantine's (1807-1877) comic novel with verse interludes, which reached a second edition the following year and was reprinted again in 1875.

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