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Lives of the novelists.

Scott, Walter.

Published by Cummings, Billiard & Co., Boston, 1826
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Second U.S. edition: Collection of biographies and interesting literary analyses of the works of Fielding, Sterne, Mrs. Radcliffe, Goldsmith, Clara Reeve, etc. These essays were originally supplied by Scott as prefaces to entries in Ballantyne's ten-volume Novelist's Library; the introduction here draws the reader's attention to the fact that "these productions of Sir Walter Scott, thus [in the present volumes] attainable at a trifling expense, cannot be obtained in England but by purchasing the whole collection of the Novelist's Library" (p. [3]). => NO U.S. editions in NCBEL. 12mo (17.7 cm, 7"). 2 vols. I: [6], 240 pp. II: [4], 227, [1] pp. Shoemaker 26032; NSTC 2S9985. No U.S. editions in NCBEL. Period-style quarter tan cloth and light blue paper?covered sides, spine with printed paper label. Ex?social club library: pressure-stamp on title-pages and one other page, no other markings. One leaf with short tear from lower margin, not touching text; one leaf with tear from outer margin extending into text, without loss; two leaves with lower outer corners torn away. Occasional small spots of staining; minor offsetting in vol. II. Bookseller Inventory # 28743

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Title: Lives of the novelists.

Publisher: Cummings, Billiard & Co., Boston

Publication Date: 1826

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