Title: Waverley Novels, Centenary Edition, 1871, ...
Publisher: Adam & Charles Black
Publication Date: 1871
Book Condition: Very Good
A smart half-bound leather with marbled boards: FULL SET, VOLS 1 -25 inc. This set is fabulous, looking most impressive with 5 raised bands & six panels on the spine with impressed gilded decoration. Title panels in a polished brown leather with gilt titles. Gilt top edges to block (gt). Would look stunning on a shelf. Please see the photos. Each vol is illustrated with beautifully engraved plates. The condition of these books is very good. They are tight and firm with only modest rubbing wear to the leading edges. there are 25 volumes here so some variation is to be expected but this description tries to set the minimum expectation, and we are sure you will be pleased with these books. There is some foxing to ffeps and on the leading unprinted edges of the block. Two volumes have very small losses of leather ca 2/3mm. Internally the pages are generally clean with very slight browning. Overall the condition of this rare collectable and extremely decorative set is Very Good or better. No inscriptions, bookplates and this was a privately owned set, so not ever been in public ownership. The Waverley Novels are a series of books published between 1814 and 1831, here presented in a complete 25 vol set, by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) among the most popular and widely-read novels for more than a century. Scott did not acknowledge authorship until 1827, so they take their name from the first novel: Waverley (1814), possibly the first historical novel. It was a phenomenal success and the initial print run of 1000 sold out within 2 days. Waverley's influence can be seen all over the world: the train station in Edinburgh, the class of locomotive, the paddle steamer, towns in Canada and America, and more than 2000 streets in Britain are all named after Waverley. And this extraordinary series of novels also contains titles such as 'Rob Roy', 'Guy Mannering, 'The Bride of Lammermour' , 'Ivanhoe' and other world famous titles. Please note, there are 25 individual books here, so delivery will be by courier FOC in the UK only (excludes EIRE). Collection and inspection very welcome (OX14 4EZ), please contact us for full directions and an appt. This is a wonderful set of a true classic and important literary milestone. A delight. Free UK delivery. For overseas the postage costs are reduced by an equivalent amount although we do still charge for overseas delivery to cover the extra costs incurred. Bookseller Inventory #
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