The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter, Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth, 1935, Charles Scribner's Sons, Vintage History Book about Scotland


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Vintage History Book about Scotland -- The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter, Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth, 1935, Charles Scribner's Sons,
ed. Kate Douglas Wiggans and Nora A. Smith, original printinging in 1921

Owner's signature, gift inscription, book seller's mark, Gorgeous color illustrations from an American master, Letters faded on spine, Front cover has a color illustration of a Scottish Laird. Larger book. A classic, still printed today. See pictures for more evidence of condition.


Jane Porter (17 January 1776 – 24 May 1850) was an English historical novelist, dramatist and literary figure.[1][2][3] Her work The Scottish Chiefs is seen as one of the earliest historical novels and remains popular among children in Scotland.

Newell Convers Wyeth (October 22, 1882 – October 19, 1945), known as N. C. Wyeth, was an American artist and illustrator. He was the pupil of artist Howard Pyle and became one of America's greatest illustrators.[1] During his lifetime, Wyeth created more than 3,000 paintings and illustrated 112 books,[2] 25 of them for Scribner's, the Scribner Classics, which is the work for which he is best known.[1] The first of these, Treasure Island, was one of his masterpieces and the proceeds paid for his studio. Wyeth was a realist painter at a time when the camera and photography began to compete with his craft.[3] Sometimes seen as melodramatic, his illustrations were designed to be understood quickly.[4] Wyeth, who was both a painter and an illustrator, understood the difference, and said in 1908, "Painting and illustration cannot be mixed—one cannot merge from one into the other."[3]

He is the father of Andrew Wyeth and the grandfather of Jamie Wyeth, both well-known American painters.

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