The Home and Haunts of Sir Walter Scott

Made:
1907
publisher:
North British Railway

Poster, North British Railway, The Home and Haunts of Sir Walter Scott, 1907. Coloured lithograph depicting four places associated with the novelist, playwright and poet, Sir Walter Scott. The places featured are Scott's home at Abbotsford, the site of his tomb in Dryburgh Abbey, Melrose Abbey and Scott's Monument in Edinburgh. Accompanying text reads "Dining cars, sleeping cars and lavatory carriages". The illustration of Melrose Abbey is accompanied by a quote from Scott's Lay of the Last Minstrel, "If thou would'st view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moonlight". Text below reads "Direct and picturesque route between England and Scotland is via the Midland Railway Waverley Route". In the bottom margin are the words "Edinburgh, W. & A. K. Johnston Ld., Edinburgh, Glasgow & London. W. F. Jackson, General Manager". An ink stamp in the bottom margin reads "Ministere des Chemins de Fer, Postes & Telegraphes, Administration des chemins de fer de l'etat, Bon a afficher, 31 Juil 07", and in the right margin are three Belgian ink stamps. Double royal. Backed.

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Category:
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Object Number:
1986-8800
type:
poster
credit:
Onslow's Auctioneers
status:
Permanent collection

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