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Waverley Novels

By Sir Walter Scott

1871

Adam and Charles Black : Edinburgh

7.5" by 5"

503pp; 447pp; 438pp; 475pp; 452pp; 383pp; 570pp; 337pp; 484pp; 443pp; 463pp; 479pp; 480pp; 500pp; 638pp; 492pp; 445pp; 464pp; 507pp; 419pp; 503pp; 480pp; 490pp; 414pp; 415pp

 

 

 

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A handsome uniformly bound set of Sir Walter Scott's 'Waverely' novels, released for the centenary of his birth.

Complete in twenty-five volumes The 'Wavelery' novels by Sir Walter Scott were some of the most popular and widely read novels of the time when they were published, increasing Scott's reputation to become one of the most recognisable literary names of the Georgian era. 'Wavelery', the first novel in the series, was Scott's first adventure into historical literature, and has been widely acknowledged as one of the first pieces of historical fiction. The novels are set over a period of a eight hundred years, from 1097 with 'Count Robert of Paris' to the 19th century with 'St. Ronan's Well'. This twenty-five volume set consists of: Volume One, ‘Waverley’ or ‘’Tis Sixty Years Since’. Volume Two, ‘Guy Mannering’ or ‘The Astrologer’. Volume Three, ‘The Antiquary’. Volume Four, ‘Rob Roy'. Volume Five, ‘Old Mortality’. Volume Six, ‘A Legend of Montrose’ and ‘The Black Dwarf’. Volume Seven, ‘The Heart of Mid-Lothian’. Volume Eight, ‘The Bride of Lammermoor’. Volume Nine, ‘Ivanhoe’. Volume Ten, ‘The Monastery’. Volume Eleven, ‘The Abbot’. Volume Twelve, ‘Kennilworth'. Volume Thirteen, ‘The Pirate’. Volume Fourteen, ‘The Fortunes of Nigel’. Volume Fifteen, ‘Peveril of the Peak’. Volume Sixteen, ‘Quentin Durward’. Volume Seventeen, ‘St Ronan’s Well’. Volume Eighteen, ‘Redgauntlet’. Volume Nineteen, ‘The Betrothed, A Tale of the Crusaders’, and ‘The Chronicles of the Canongate’. Volume Twenty, ‘The Talisman, A Tale of the Crusaders’, and ‘The Chronicles of the Canongate’. Volume Twenty-One, ‘Woodstock’ or ‘The Cavalier’. Volume Twenty-Two, ‘The Fair Maid of Perth’ or ‘St. Valentine’s Day’. Volume Twenty-Three, ‘Anne of Geierstein’ or ‘The Maiden of the Mist’. Volume Twenty-Four, ‘Count Robert of Paris’. Volume Twenty-Five, ‘The Surgeon’s Daughter’ and ‘Castle Dangerous’. Sir Walter Scott is best known today for his novels and poetry, including 'Ivanhoe' and 'The Lady of the Lake'. He wrote a lot about his birthplace of Scotland, though with his experiments in historical fiction, he expanded to writing about various places in England and Europe.

CONDITION

In the original half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Paper to the boards of volumes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, and 25. Cockling to the paper to the boards of volumes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, and 25. Tidemarks to the leather of the joints, extremities, and spines of volumes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, and 25, causing slight discolouration. A little bumping to the extremities of volumes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, and 25. Slight loss to the paper to the front boards of volumes 17 and 19. Rubbing has caused a little loss to the front boards of volumes 2 and 11, and to the rear boards of volumes 4 and 19. Rubbing has caused a little loss to the boards of volumes 2, 8, 9, 10, 12, 12, 14, 17, 21, 23, and 25. A little loss to the paper to the extremities of volumes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, and 25. Very light rubbing to the extremities to volumes 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 15, and 16. Minor rubbing to the boards and to the spine of volumes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 13, 15, 16, 20, and 24. Very light marking to the leather to the boards of volumes 1, 3, 5, 7, 13, 15, 15, 20, and 24. Light spotting to the leather to the boards, predominately to the front boards of volumes 2 and 14. A little spotting to the leather to the rear board of volume 6. The leather to the tail of the extremities to volume 8 is lifting. Spine label of volumes 18 and 25 is lifting but remains firm. Volume 23 is lacking the head spine label of 'Waverely Novels - 23'. Spines to volumes 9 and 18 is slightly cocked. Slight discolouration to the rear boards to volumes 8 and 25. Slight discolouration to the paper to the front boards of volumes 9 and 10. Slight discolouration to the paper to the boards of volume 14. Hinges of volumes 10 and 20 are starting but remains firm. Front hinges of volumes 4, 9, and 15 are starting but remain firm. Evidence of prior owner's pencil inscription to the verso of the front endpaper of volumes 9. A little loss to the rear endpaper and to the verso of the rear endpaper to volume 17. Internally, volumes 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25, whilst volumes 1, 2, 5, 9, 13, 16, and 20 are generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean, with just a few scattered spots throughout, mostly to first and last few pages. Small tidemarks to the first few pages of volumes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, and 23. Small tidemarks to the last few pages of 21 and 23. A few small handling marks to the first few pages of volumes 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, and 18. Prior owner’s ink inscription to the recto of the front free endpaper of volumes 9 and 20, ‘Leslie Whitlock’. Small closed tear to the tail of page 47/48 of Volume 1, not affecting text.

Overall Condition: Good Only

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