single page item is a reproduction of the first page of Sir
Walter Scotts classic story, Ivanoe. It makes for a
terrific piece to frame and decorate a study or bedroom!
page is standard 8.5" x 11" in size and has been
hand antiqued via our own unique paper aging process to achieve
a look you wont find anywhere else.
actual page contains the following text (though please note
that the formatting and font will be different as viewed on
this page see photo for exact formatting and look!):
Sir Walter Scott
communed these; while to their lowly dome,
The full-fed swine returnd with evening home;
Compelld, reluctant, to the several sties,
With din obstreperous, and ungrateful cries.
that pleasant district of merry England which is watered by
the river Don, there extended in ancient times a large forest,
covering the greater part of the beautiful hills and valleys
which lie between Sheffield and the pleasant town of Doncaster.
The remains of thisextensive wood are still to be seen at
the noble seats of Wentworth, of Warncliffe Park, and around
Rotherham. Here haunted of yore the fabulous Dragon of Wantley;
here were fought many of the most desperate battles during
the Civil Wars of the Roses; and here also flourished in ancient
times those bands of gallant outlaws, whose deeds have been
rendered so popular in English song.
being our chief scene, the date of our story refers to a period
towards the end of the reign of Richard I., when his return
from his long captivity had become an event rather
antiqued paper is delicately laced with a subtle hint of gold
in the creases creating an almost magical look. (Although
its difficult to catch with a camera, you can see in
the image below how the shimmering is caught in the light)
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