Waverley Novels: SCOTT, Sir Walter Waverley Novels: SCOTT, Sir Walter Waverley Novels: SCOTT, Sir Walter Waverley Novels: SCOTT, Sir Walter

Waverley Novels

SCOTT, Sir Walter

Published by Edinburgh: Printed for T. and A. Constable for T.C. and E.C. Jack, 1901, 1901
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A Finely Bound Set of Sir Walter Scott's Waverley NovelsSCOTT, Sir Walter. Waverley Novels. Edinburgh: Printed for T. and A. Constable for T.C. and E.C. Jack, 1901-1903.The Lockhart Edition of The Edinburgh Waverley. Limited to seventy-five numbered and registered copies. Forty-eight octavo volumes (8 11/16 x 5 13/16 inches; 220 x 148 mm.). Colored engraved frontispieces and black and white plates throughout.Contemporary three-quarter blue morocco gilt over blue cloth boards. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. A near fine set."A series of more than two dozen historical novels published by Sir Walter Scott [1771-1832] between 1814 and 1832. Although the novels were extremely popular and strongly promoted at the time, he did not publicly reveal his authorship of them until 1827. Notable works in the series include Waverley (1814), Guy Mannering (1815), Rob Roy (1817), The Heart of Midlothian (1818), Ivanhoe (1819), Kenilworth (1821), Quentin Durward (1823), and Redgauntlet (1824)?All the stories were published together in a 48-volume series called Waverley Novels (1829-33), containing Scott's prefaces and final revisions but completed after his death. The series influenced generations of writers and earned Scott his reputation as the founder of the historical novel" (Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature)."The first of the forty or so 'Waverley Novels' was the progenitor and has become the archetype of the historical novel throughout the world. At one blow Scott had established a new literary form; and the basic principles on which Waverley and all his subsequent novels were constructed have been disregarded only at the peril of artistic failure?The success of all the 'Waverley Novels' was instantaneous, not only in England and Scotland but also in the United States where pirated editions, and in Europe where German and French translations, swamped the market" (Printing and the Mind of Man 273, describing the 1814 first edition of Waverley; or 'Tis Sixty Years Since). Bookseller Inventory # 01463

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Title: Waverley Novels

Publisher: Edinburgh: Printed for T. and A. Constable for T.C. and E.C. Jack, 1901

Publication Date: 1901

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