1818 Tales of My Landlord, Second Series [The Heart of Midlothian]
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First Edition, Leather Binding
The first edition, first issue: lacking signature on dedication leaf of volume I; with the misspelling 'Wichtcraft' to volume II, page 52; with page 348 of volume IV miss numbered as 438.
The second series of 'Tales of My Landlord', this work can also be viewed as the seventh of Scott's Waverly novels.
Set between 1736 and 1736, the plot of the work is set into motion by the Porteous Riots in Edinburgh, and involves a working class Edinburgh girl's travels to London, to obtain a royal commutation of the death penalty incurred by her sister.
Bound without half titles.
With the armorial bookplate of Nathanael Ellison to front pastedowns, and an engraved plate pasted to the front free endpaper of each volume.
In half morocco bindings, with marbled paper covered boards. Discolouration to back strips, with rubbing to spine heads and tails, and joints. With both hinges of volumes I and IV, and the front hinge of volume III strained, but firmly held. Internally, firmly bound. Light spotting to title pages, with pages generally clean and bright.
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