By Sir Walter Scott
London   Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme
8.5" by 5.5" 349pp.
A narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott, the ninth edition in a smart full calf binding.
By Sir Walter Scott

1808 The Lay of the Last Minstrel

London   Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme
8.5" by 5.5" 349pp.
A narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott, the ninth edition in a smart full calf binding.
£140.00
: 0.75kgs / : 813A25

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Description

Early Edition, Leather Binding, Rebound

A narrative poem in six cantos by Walter Scott, a ninth edition of 1808, first published in 1805. One of Sir Walter Scott's most successful poems, concerning an ageing minstrel who seeks hospitality at Newark castle, paying his hostess with a story of sixteenth century Border feud. 

Critics praised Scott for the use of picturesque subject and authentic portrayal of sixteenth century Border society.

Condition

In a full calf binding, with new endpapers. Externally very smart with minor shelf wear, light sunning to the spine, rubbed to the extremities. Jane Adey's ink inscription to the half title, dated 1808. Internally, firmly bound. Light spotting scattered to the leaves.

Very Good Indeed

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