“THESE ALMOST IMPROMPTU UTTERANCES OF A TEEMING IMAGINATION”
SCOTT, Walter. Kenilworth; A Romance. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co., et al., 1821. Three volumes. Small octavo, original blue paper boards rebacked with original paper spine labels laid down, uncut. $500.
First edition of one of Scott’s better-known Waverley novels, in original boards.
In his “Waverly Novels” (first published 1814-32), Scott was not only dramatizing Scotland and England’s past but also “pouring out the stores of anecdote and legend and the vivid impressions of the scenery which he had been imbibing from his early childhood while rambling through the country in close and friendly intercourse with all classes. Scott’s personal charm, his combination of masculine sense with wide and generous sympathy, enabled him to attract an unprecedentedly numerous circle of readers to these almost impromptu utterances of a teeming imagination” (DNB). With all half titles.
Interiors generally fine, original boards with some wear, chipping to original spine labels.