1815 The Vision of Don Roderick, The Field of Waterloo, and Other Poems
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Early Edition, Leather Binding
The third edition of 'Don Roderick', but the first edition of Scott's work to feature this combination of poems.
'The Vision of Don Roderick', first published in 1811, is a poem celebrating the victories of the Duke of Wellington during the Peninsular War.
It is based on a historic account of the consultation of an oracle by the last Visigothic King of Spain, Roderic. It's a long work, written in Spenserian stanzas.
Also present in this collection are a number of miscellaneous poems, including 'Wandering Willie', 'The Bard's Incantation' and 'The Dance of Death'.
In a half calf binding, with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, very smart, with slight discolouration to back strip. Front hinge strained to tail, but firmly held. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright, with light instances of spotting throughout, most concentrated to first and last few leaves.
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