There is an inscription inside the book dating it 1882. The book is large 10 x 7 x 2 1/2 inches thick. The pages are gold tipped and wonderful condition inside with only one page torn. The front of the outside cover is in nice condition showing the famous Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott and Scottish Thistles. Also WATCH WEEL meaning Watch Well. The spine at the top has wear also the back - see pictures. The contents contain hours and hours of reading with many illustrations.