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The Lay of the Last Minstrel, A Poem

And

Ballads and Lyrical Pieces

By Sir Walter Scott

1805 and 1806 - London and Edinburgh - Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme and Ballantyne

8.5" by 5.5"; 334pp; 180pp

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

DETAILS

The Second Edition of Sir Walter Scott's narrative poem bound with the First Edition of his Ballads and Lyrical Pieces. 

Bound without half titles and advertisments.

From the library of the Titley Court Estate.

Titley Court was home to the Greenly family for over 500 years. The Greenly family have a long and fascinating history, perhaps most famous for the life and library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Greenly, who was noted as a collector and patron of literature and the arts.

The Greenly library consists mostly of her collection of contemporary Regency literature, however it was expanded after her death by various members of her extended family. Notable among these are Edward Greenly, a famous Victorian geologist, and William Bradford, a founding father who travelled to America on the Mayflower and who was closely associated with the Greenlys at Titley Court through marriage. The rich and diverse history of the Greenlys at Titley Court is reflected in the broad selection of works found in the library.

The Lay of the Last Minstrel is written in six cantos and is a verse romance in the gothic style. It is a good example of handling basic Romantic themes. It was an immediate success and made Scott famous. 

His Ballads and Lyrical Pieces contain 15 titles including The Fire King, Thomas the Rhymer and Cadyow Castle.

CONDITION

In a half leather binding with gilt stamping to spine. Externally, very smart. Rubbing to spine. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, E H Greenly. E H Greenly's signature to both pages. Internally, firmly bound. Internally, firmly bound with spotting to first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.


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