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The Waverley Novels

Forty-Five of the Complete Forty-Eight Volumes

By Sir Walter Scott

1860 - Edinburgh - Adam and Charles Black

6.5" by 4.5"; (viii) 416pp; (viii) 434pp; (vi) 375pp; (vi) 383pp; (vii) 352pp; (vii) 351pp; (vii) 376pp; (vii) 396pp; (xi) 358pp; (vi) 370pp; (vii) 464pp; (vii) 464pp; (vii) 376pp; (vii) 397pp; (vi) 386pp; (vii) 349pp; (vii) 368pp; (vii) 372pp; (viii) 370pp; (vii) 397pp; (vii) 392pp; (viii) 396pp; (viii) 392pp; (viii) 407pp; (viii) 408pp; (vii) 355pp; (vii) 359pp; (vii) 360pp; (viii) 400pp; (vii) 407pp; (vi) 357pp; (vi) 369pp; (vii) 363pp; (vii) 394pp; (viii) 553pp; (viii) 542pp; (vii) 435pp; (vii) 404pp; (iv) 388pp; (vii) 394pp; (viii) 467pp; (viii) 470pp; (vii) 432pp; (vii) 389pp; 410pp.

 
 
 

 

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A charming set of the Waverley Novels by Sir Walter Scott.

Forty-five of the complete forty-eight volumes.

The set consists of: Rob Roy (in two volumes), Guy Mannering (in two volumes), The Pirate (in two volumes), Anne of Geierstein (in two volumes), The Talisman, Redgauntlet (in two volumes), Ivanhoe, Waverley (in two volumes), Woodstock (in two volumes), The Heart of Mid-Lothian (in two volumes), The Abbot (in two volumes), The Antiquary (in two volumes), The Betrothed, Peveril of the Peak (in three volumes), The Bride of Lammermoor and The Black Dwarf (in two volumes), Count Robert of Paris, The Surgeon's Daughter, Castle Dangerous, Kenilworth (in two volumes), St Ronan's Well (in two volumes), Quentin Durward (in two volumes), The Fortunes of Nigel (in two volumes), Old Mortality (in two volumes), The Legend of Montrose, The Monastery (in two volumes), and The Fair Maid of Perth (in two volumes).

The set is missing volumes 16, 17 and 41. 

With over one-hundred and twenty-five engraved illustrations, collated complete.

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.

The towns of Waverly, Nebraska, Waverly, Tioga County, New York and Waverley Nova Scotia take their names from these novels, as does Waverley Station in Edinburgh as does Waverly Street in Palo Alto, California.

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.

A prominent member of the Tory establishment in Edinburgh, Scott was an active member of the Highland Society and served a long term as President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (182032).

CONDITION

In green half calf leather bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed. There is some loss to the leather. Internally, generally firmly bound. Some hinges are slightly strained but firm. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered foxing, predominantly to the first and last few pages of each volume. There is a bookplate to the front pastedown in many of the volumes. Overall: GOOD.

 


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