THE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF SIR WALTER SCOTT’S NOVELS, TALES AND ROMANCES, IN 41 VOLUMES, HANDSOMELY BOUND IN CONTEMPORARY BLIND-TOOLED CALF
SCOTT, Walter. Novels and Tales. Twelve volumes. WITH: Historical Romances. Six volumes. WITH: Novels and Romances. Seven volumes. WITH: Tales and Romances. Fourteen volumes. WITH: Introductions and Notes and Illustrations, to the Novels, Tales, and Romances. Two volumes. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co., 1819, 1822, 1824, 1827, 1833. Together, 41 volumes. Octavo, contemporary full tan calf gilt sympathetically rebacked in period style, blind-tooled covers, raised bands, brown morocco labels, marbled endpapers and edges. $4800.
The first collected edition of the novels of Sir Walter Scott, handsomely bound, each volume with engraved title-page vignette.
“Scott’s influence as a novelist was incalculable; he established the form of the historical novel, and… the form of the short story” (Drabble, 879). A few volumes in each section with one or two additional copper-engraved illustrations, not called for. Lowndes, 2225.
Some scattered light foxing; interiors generally quite bright. Light wear to handsome contemporary calf. A handsome set in extremely good condition.