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The Novels of Sir Walter Scott

In Twenty Five Volumes

By Sir Walter Scott

1862-1867- Edinburgh- Adam and Charles Black

6.5" by 4"

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DETAILS

This is an attractive set of the Waverley novels by Sir Walter Scott.

Complete in twenty-five volumes.

Titles are as follows:

Volume I- Waverely
Volume II- Guy Mannering
Volume III- Antiquary
Volume IV- Rob Roy
Volume V- Old Mortality
Volume VI- A Legend of Montrose and Black Dwarf
Volume VII- Heart of Mid-Lothian
Volume VIII-Bride of Lammermoor
Volume IX- Ivanhoe
Volume X- Monastery
Volume XI- Abbot
Volume XII- Kenilworth
Volume XIII- Pirate
Volume XIV- Fortunes of Nigel
Volume XV- Peveril of the Peak
Volume XVI- Quentin Durward
Volume XVII- St Ronan's Well
Volume XVIII- Redgauntlet
Volume XIX- Betrothed and Highland Widow
Volume XX- Talisman
Volume XI- Woodstock
Volume XII- Fair Maid of Perth
Volume XIII- Anne of Geierstein
Volume XIV- Count Robert of Paris
Volume XV- Castle Dangerous Surgeons Daughter

Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. The first English language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, Scott's works are still read today, and many of his works are considered classics of both English language literature and Scottish literature.

Although Scott had attained celebrity status through his poetry during his lifetime, he is most famously remembered for his novels which were originally published anonymously under the title of 'The Author of Waverley'.

 

CONDITION

Uniformly bound in half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed with some bumping to extremities. Spines slightly faded with signs of wear. Spines lifting to volumes 10, 14, 16, 19, 20. Loss to spine of volume 5. Joints starting to volumes 4, 8, 9, 15, 21, 24, cracked to volumes 10, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20. Rear joint failed to volume 25. HInges strained to volume 9, tender to volumes 5, 11 and 22. Hinges weak to volumes 14, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20. Frontispiece detached but present to volume 14 and 20. Internally, generally firmly bound although binding strained to some volumes. Binding tender to volumes 17, 19 and 20. Pages generally bright. Foxed to first and last few pages of all volumes but otherwise generally clean and bright with occasional spots. Spotting heavier to volumes 6,10,14, 16 and 19 with tidemarks to earlier pages of volumes 14 and 16. Overall: GOOD


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