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Frontispiece and Title-Page to Tales of a Grandfather, Second Series, vol. III, engraved by William Home Lizars (1829)

From: Sir Walter Scott, Tales of a Grandfather. Second Series. Edinburgh: Robert Cadell, 1829.

The frontispiece is engraved after a portrait of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1655-1716) by William Aikman. Fletcher's implacable opposition to the Union of the Parliaments of England and Scotland is discussed in ch. 7-8 of Tales of a Grandfather, Second Series, vol. III. The title-page vignette, engraved after Lizars's own design, depicts the pavilion in the gardens belonging to the Earl of Murray's Hotel in the Canongate, Edinburgh, which was used as a secret meeting-place by those in favour of the Union.