Isabella Or The Pot Of Basil

Today I reread and scanned

Beside the title page I have shown the front board.

Each of the first 62 stanzas is part of a pair in a decorated border. The 63rd stands alone on the final page. I have chosen not to reproduce the intermediate verses, but to include each of the double spreads

illustrating selected lines.

There are numerous analyses and observations on this classic romance from 1820, so I won’t attempt any.

MacDougall’s 1898 illustrations are worthy examples of the golden age of illustration, produced on good cartridge quality hand made paper originally uncut.