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WAVERLEY by  Sir Walter SCOTT - Hardcover - Signed - 1962 - from Charles Agvent (SKU: 019749)

WAVERLEY

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WAVERLEY

by SCOTT, Sir Walter

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[New York]: Limited Editions Club, 1962. Hardcover. About Fine in a Fine slipcase. Robert Ball. Large octavo (6-3/4" x 10") bound in full cowhide leather with gilt rules, lettering, and an elaborate decorative device on the front cover. Published at the Stinehour Press. Copy #887 of 1500 illustrated by Robert Ball, including eight full-page full-color portraits of the principal characters, and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.

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SIR WALTER SCOTT was born in Edinburgh on August 15, 1777. He was educated in Edinburgh and called to the bar in 1792, succeeding his father as Writer to the Signet, then Clerk of Session. He published anonymous translations of German Romantic poetry from 1797, in which year he also married. In 1805 he published his first major work, a romantic poem called The Lay of the Last Minstrel , became a partner in a printing business, and several other long poems followed, including Marmion (1808) and The Lady of the Lake (1810). These poems found acclaim and great popularity, but from 1814 and the publication of Waverley , Scott turned almost exclusively to novel-writing, albeit anonymously. A hugely prolific period of writing produced over twenty-five novels, including Rob Roy (1817), The Heart of Midlothian (1818), The Bride of Lammermoor (1819), Kenilworth (1821) and Redgauntlet (1824). Already sheriff-depute of Selkirkshire, Scott was created a baronet in 1820. The printing business in which Scott was a partner ran into financial difficulties in 1826, and Scott devoted his energies to work in order to repay the firm's creditors, publishing many more novels, dramatic works, histories and a life of Napoleon Bonaparte. Sir Walter Scott died on September 21, 1832 at Abbotsford, the home he had built on the Scottish Borders.

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Bookseller
Charles Agvent US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
019749
Title
WAVERLEY
Author
SCOTT, Sir Walter
Illustrator
Robert Ball
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - About Fine in a Fine slipcase
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Limited Editions Club
Place of Publication
[New York]
Date published
1962
Keywords
Signed; Limited Editions Club; 19th Century British Literature; Stinehour Press; Sir Walter Scott; Illustrated Books; 19th Century Literature
Bookseller catalogs
19th Century British Literature;

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Charles Agvent

All books subject to prior sale. Payment with order; institutions may be billed. Postage additional: $11.00 for the first book, $6.00 each thereafter. Overseas postage billed at approximate cost. Pennsylvania residents must add 6% sales tax. Mastercard, Visa, and American Express accepted. We are also open to reasonable payment terms. A book may be returned within 7 days of receipt for any reason provided it is in the same condition as sent and prior notice is given. Please insure returns for their full value.

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About Charles Agvent

We carry a diverse and select stock with major specialties including Modern and 19th Century Literary First Editions, Signed Books & Autographs (especially Presidential and Literary), and Limited Editions Club books. We have been in business since 1987 and are proud to be members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

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