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The Waverley Novels

Eight of the Complete Thirteen Volumes

By Sir Walter Scott

1862-3 - Edinburgh - Adam and Charles Black

6.5" by 4"; (xxxii) 338pp; (xvi) 317pp; (xxxi) 357pp; (xxxiv) 313pp; (vi) 235pp; (viii) 348pp; (ix) 298pp; (xiii) 292pp.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

DETAILS

A set of The Waverley Novels by Sir Walter Scott.

With illustrations.

Eight of the complete thirteen volumes.

The set consists of: Waverley, Woodstock, The Heart of Mid-Lothian, The Abbot, The Antiquary, The Betrothed, Peveril of the Peak and The Fair Maid of Perth.

The Waverley Novels are a long series of books by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832). For nearly a century they were among the most popular and widely-read novels in all of Europe. Because he did not publicly acknowledge authorship until 1827, they take their name from Waverley (1814), which was the first novel in the series. The later books bore the words "by the author of Waverley" on their title pages.

More loosely, the term is used to refer to all of his novels. The Tales of my Landlord series was not advertised as "by the author of Waverley" and thus is not always included in this list.

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE (15 August 1771 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world in the 19th century.

Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.

Although primarily remembered for his extensive literary works and his political engagement, Scott was an advocate, judge and legal administrator by profession, and throughout his career combined his writing and editing work with his daily occupation as Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire.

CONDITION

In half calf leather bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, worn. There is some loss to the leather. Corners are worn. The labels on the spines have come off on five of the volumes. Internally, binding is loosening in places. Hinges are tender. Front hinge in Woodstock has failed. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. Overall: FAIR


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