The Mad Librarian - We sell both scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects. We offer a full money back guarantee and post out the next working day. All books are very carefully packed. Home of the Mad Librarian
Rooke Books - Scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects | Rare Books
0 items
£0.00
View
Price: £2,200.00

  

The Waverley Novels

By Sir Walter Scott

1865-68 - London - Adam and Charles Black

7" by 5"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DETAILS

A collection of Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels.

With a frontispiece and vignette title page to each volume.

With several vignettes and full page illustrations throughout all volumes.

With the stamp of European Royal, Marie Therese of Austria to the verso of the front endpaper to all volumes. Marie Therese was the second wife of Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies. Her father was Archduke Charles of Teschen and her paternal grandfather was the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II. She was the Prinsess-Abbess of the Theresian Royal and Imperial Ladies Chapter of the Castle of Prague.  

Complete in forty-eight volumes.

The Waverley Novels are a long series by Sir Walter Scott. They were the most widely read works of their time and remained as popular for nearly a century. This set contains all the Waverley novels such as The Black Dwarf, Rob Rob, The Abbot, The Pirate, Old Mortality and Woodstock.

Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. He was one of the first to have contemporary readers in Europe, Australia and North America.  

CONDITION

In uniform full morocco bindings with gilt stamping to spines and blind stamping to boards. Externally, very smart with small patches of minor rubbing to extremities and to the head and tail of spines, and to the joints. Volumes 39, 40 and 48 are particularly rubbed to spine. Prior owner's stamp to the verso of front endpaper to all volumes, Marie Therese. Rear hinge to volume 25 is slightly strained but firm. Both hinges to volumes 10, 17 and 48 are slightly strained but firm. Front hinge to volume 48 is slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with instances of the scattered spots throughout and a few handling marks. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.


ADD TO BASKET

Price: £2,200.00


What Our Customers Say...

Armida, USA

Many thanks for the continued excellent service.  The recently ordered books from order Number 3552 arrived so quickly, were excellently packaged for the long trip and are exactly as described.

Morgan, New Zealand

We buy a great many books, almost all from overseas, but this is the first time I’ve thanked a bookseller for such speedy and efficient service. The DHL van must have come up the drive without me noticing, because when I went out through the main door just now there was the package with the book inside. Many thanks!

Copyright © 2009 Rooke Books
Bespoke Software Development BathBespoke Software Development Bath

Telephone

+44 (0)1225 448831

Email

sales@rookebooks.com

What Our Customers Say...

Just received the books and your very kind accompanying letter. They are fantastic and I’m very impressed with how quickly I got them. Many thanks for all your help and I look forward to buying more gems off you!

Peter, UK

Book safely arrived today [Bournemouth], via DHL. Really pleased with this purchase.

Tony, UK

Thank you very much for an excellent, fast service.

John, USA

 Thank you very much for the expedited delivery to the US. Just in time for the Centenary Armistice Day observance. I’ll also be watching Journey’s End on Sunday! 

Bob, USA

Folklore and Folktales

With the establishment of the printed book as a technology, there...

The Errington Divorce Case

We always enjoy showcasing our interesting and obscure works....

The Literary City of Bath

Few cities in the world are lucky enough to have the same literary...

Charlotte Brontë

 Saturday the 21st April marks 202 years since the birth...

Edmond Rostand

  The 1st of April is more commonly associated with...

Bath Book Fair

  Next Saturday, 7th April, is the P.B.F.A...

The Illustrations of Hugh Thomson

The Illustrations of Hugh Thomson  This month we are focusing...

Books for Spring

  As the days get longer and we get closer to spring, we've...

W H Auden

  The 21st February marks 111 years since the birth of...

Asprey, Zaehnsdorf and the Romanovs

     The fall of Imperial Russia and the...

Sangorski & Sutcliffe

They say 'Never Judge a Book by its Cover', but this month we're...

Foredge Friday

 If you follow our social media feeds then you will know...

Ronald Searle

This week we are focusing upon the British artist and satirical...

Festive Works...

 With Christmas fast approaching, we have had a look at...

Book of the Week: 'The Bookseller of Kabul'

 We add many new listings to our website on a weekly basis....

Cooking and Baking

 With the ‘Great British Bake Off’ entering...

New in November...

We are constantly adding new works to our collection, and have...

Author Feature: Angela Carter

 This week we shall be focusing on a specific author. Known...

Bath Book Fair

 Next Saturday, 21st October, is the P.B.F.A Bath...

The Occult and Occultism

This week we are going to take a look at some of our works from...

Alfred Tennyson

 Today marks the 125th anniversary of Alfred Tennyson’s...

New in October...

Here are just a few examples of the many new books that have...

Banned Books Week

  The 24th-30th September marks 'Banned Books Week'....

Arthur Rackham

 The 19th September marks the 150th birthday of celebrated...

D H Lawrence

 The 11th September marks the birth of David Herbert Lawrence....

The Great Fire of London

 Tuesday 5th September marked the anniversary of the...

The History of Magic

Yesterday marked #19yearslater. For the muggles among us, the...

Recently added to our library...

          1970 The Journals...

Crime Fiction and Agatha Christie

 Agatha Christie is the best-selling female novelist of...

Educational Children's Books

 With the advancement of printing technology and the production...

Typography, Baskerville and the Oscars

 This post shall begin with a tenuous link to a seemingly...

The World's Fair and Great Exhibition

 In 1851 London hosted an international exhibition in Hyde...

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is a man who generally needs no introduction....

Winnie-The-Pooh Day and A A Milne

 Last week, the 18th January marked National 'Winnie -the-Pooh...

Blue Monday

Feeling a little downcast today? You’re not the only one....

Cosy Tales

 Given this chilly December air we have decided to discuss...

Science Fiction

 Last week the world saw the ‘supermoon’. The...

When is a book not a book?

 When is a book not a book? When it's a... No, this isn't...

Printing In A Time Of Revolution

Here at Rooke Books we have a large collection of interesting...

The Lesser Known Works of David Garrick

 David Garrick is known for his incredible influence on...

The Nonesuch Press

 'Don't judge a book by its cover' is an English idiom of...

Watermarks and Spurious Editions

 Paper. It’s been around since the 2nd Century AD,...

The Library of Hugh Selbourne

 Over the next few weeks our website will be seeing the...

Roald Dahl First Editions

Many of us have fond memories of the children’s books of...

The Darwin Legacy

 Charles Darwin is a figure who needs no introduction, but...

Elizabeth Greenly's Signed Letters of Horace Walpole

 As mentioned in our previous post, we have recently acquired...

The Regency Library of Elizabeth Greenly

 We have recently acquired several lots from the sale of...