The Works of Sir Walter Scott Including The Waverley Novels and The Poems. In Fifty (50) Volumes

Scott, Sir Walter

Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York.
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Hamilton's Rare Books (Williamsburg, VA, U.S.A.)

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Large-Paper Edition. 1912-1913. Limited to 375 sets printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Number 199. Each volume is hand numbered with half-title page hand decorated in color and gilt. This is a handsome Ex-Library set with indexing markings on the spines of volumes 46-50 only. Each volume inspected has a library stamp in the upper margin of the half-title page and the customary card catalog pocket and markings on the last page and inside-back cover. Some volumes have the library stamp on the top edge and an occasional indexing mark. Maroon cloth. Leather label on spine with author, volume number, title and Large Paper Edition in gilt. Deckle page edges, some uncut pages. Very light shelf wear, overall very good condition. Illustrated. 50 volumes. Excerpts from the Publishers' Note: "The Waverley Novels and the complete poetical writings. The text has been carefully edited in the light of Scott's own revisions; all of his own latest notes have been included, glossaries have been added, and full descriptive notes to the illustrations have been prepared which will, we hope, add greatly to the reader's interest and instruction in the reading of the novels and poems. In the case, of an author like Sir Walter Scott, the ideal edition requires that the beautiful and romantic scenery amid which he lived and of which he wrote shall be adequately presented to the reader. To see Scotland, and to visit in person all the scenes of the novels and poems, would enable the reader fully to understand these backgrounds and thereby add materially to his appreciation of the author.The scenes of the stories extend into nearly every county in Scotland and through a large part of England and Wales. In addition to the photographs, old engravings and paintings have been reproduced for the illustration of novels having to do with old buildings, streets, etc., which have long since disappeared. For this material a careful search was made in the British Museum, the Advocates' Library and City Museum, Edinburgh, the Library at Abbotsford, the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, and other collections. - - It has been thought, too, that the ideal edition of Scott's works would not be complete without an adequate portrayal of his more memorable characters. This has been accomplished in a series of frontispieces specially painted for this edition by twenty of the most distinguished illustrators of England. - - .William Hazlitt said, 'His works are almost like a new edition of human nature.' -- 'succeeding generations will prize them still more highly' -- The format of this edition has been most carefully studied, and represents the use of the best resources of The Riverside Press." - - - Shipped to US via Media Mail USPS at cost. International at cost. Size: 9-1/8 Inches. Bookseller Inventory # 000580

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Title: The Works of Sir Walter Scott Including The ...

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York.

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: Limited/Numbered.

Book Type: Ex-Library

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Internet and telephone sales. Self-employed buying and selling books, manuscripts and historical collectables since 1973. I operated open book shops for 27 years, closing in 2000. If interested in a 50,000 + item bookshop inventory with showcases, ephemera, prints and etc. contact me for more information. Jack Hamilton (757) 220-3000

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Jack D. Hamilton
Hamilton's Rare Books
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Williamsburg, VA 23187
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