By John Galt; D. Storrar Meldrum
Edinburgh; London   William Blackwood and Sons
7" by 4.5" xciii, [3], 221; xi, [5], 302; xxii, [2], 374; x, [4], 394; xx, [2], 356; [8], 320; xxii, [2], 300; [6], 287pp
A Bumpus bound set of the popular novels of John Galt, and illustrated collection.
By John Galt; D. Storrar Meldrum

1895-96 The Works of John Galt

Edinburgh; London   William Blackwood and Sons
7" by 4.5" xciii, [3], 221; xi, [5], 302; xxii, [2], 374; x, [4], 394; xx, [2], 356; [8], 320; xxii, [2], 300; [6], 287pp
A Bumpus bound set of the popular novels of John Galt, and illustrated collection.
£295.00
: 8kgs / : 912P38

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Description

Illustrated, Leather Binding, Signed Binding

Bound by Bumpus.

In eight volumes.

A set of the works of Scottish novelist John Galt.

Galt's 'Annals of the Parish', included in Volumes I and II of this set, is considered to be the first novel about the Industrial Revolution. The novel follows fifty years of Scottish history, seeing the vast change of a rural parish from 1760 to 1810.

'Annals of the Parish, and, The Ayrshire Legatees', Volume I. Illustrated with a frontispiece, and one plate.

'Annals of the Parish, and, The Ayrshire Legatees', Volume II. Illustrated with a frontispiece, and two plates.

'Sir Andrew Wylie of That Ilk', Volume I. Illustrated with a frontispiece, and one plate.

'Sir Andrew Wylie of That Ilk', Volume II. Illustrated with a frontispiece, and one plate.

'The Entail, or, The Lairds of Grippy', Volume I. Illustrated with a frontispiece, and one plate.

'The Entail, or, The Lairds of Grippy', Volume II. Illustrated with a frontispiece, and one plate.

'The Provost, and, The Last of the Lairds', Volume I. Illustrated with a frontispiece, and one plate.

'The Last of the Lairds', Volume II. Illustrated with a frontispiece, and one plate.

Collated, complete.

Edited by D. Storrar Meldrum.

With introductions by S. R. Crockett.

From the library of W. A. Foyle at Beeleigh Abbey, with his morocco bookplate to the front paste down. William Foyle was the co-founder of Foyles bookshop, founding the leading bookshop in 1903 alongside his brother. He purchased Beeleigh Abbey during the Second World War, an impressive twelfth century monastery in Essex, which became home to his library, one the largest private libraries in England.

Condition

In a quarter crushed morocco binding with cloth to the boards. Externally, smart. Small mark to the spine and rear board of 'Sir Andrew Wylie' Volume II. A little very light rubbing and marks to the spines, a little heavier to the front tail of 'Last of the Lairds' Volume I. Very light bumping to the extremities. Spines are a little faded. Front hinge of Volumes I of 'Sir Andrew Wylie' and 'The Entail' and Volume II of 'The Last of the Lairds' are starting but firm. Bookplate to the front paste downs. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with a couple of scattered spots only. Small tidemark to the frontispiece of 'The Provost' Volume I.

Near Fine

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