Ivanhoe

by Scott, Sir Walter

Published in 1820 by author Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe is an influential historical romance novel set in medieval England. Ivanhoe represents a departure from Scott’s other novels, and remains his most well-known work. Scott explores many different themes in Ivanhoe, chief among them the rivalry and tension between the Saxons and Normans, feudal injustice as well as the oppression of England’s Jewish communities at the time.Critical reception was very positive at the time of publication, and Scott is credited with renewing interest in medieval England, leading to the publication of other novels set during the Dark Ages. The novel is also noteworthy for being historically accurate, correctly noting key figures and events of the time. In addition, Ivanhoe is also credited with expanding interest in the mythical Robin Hood, who Scott characterized as a cheerful and noble bandit.

First Edition Identification

Only 10,000 copies of Ivanhoe were published in its first run, and they were all sold within two weeks, and they are exceedingly scarce. First editions often come with pagination errors, and they were printed in three volumes. The copyright page lists the title as Ivanhoe; A Romance.

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

While the first few printings of Ivanhoe were published as three volumes, later editions included the story in just one volume. Easton Press published a single volume collector’s edition in 1977, accented with 22kt gold and bound in leather. The Limited Editions Club published a limited run illustrated collector’s edition in 1951, with only 1500 copies printed.

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Ivanhoe

by Sir Walter Scott

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1898
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New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1898. 472 pages. Some wear inside cover....binding loose from first flyleaf, which is gone. Bookplate inside cover. Rest of book is in remarkably good shape for being 115 years old. Gilt titling on spine and front pictoral cover. . Original Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Hugh M.… Read more about this item
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by Sir Walter Scott

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1870
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Historical fiction, a romance set in the times of Richard the First of England. Volume Nine of the Waverly Novels, Centenary Edition. The text of the novel clean. However the book can only be given Good- as cover has come away as has the first five pages and there is ink stain bottom of first seven pages (avoids any text),… Read more about this item
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Ivanhoe; A Romance

by Scott, Sir Walter

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1820
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Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co, 1820. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 vol. 8vo. [7], iv-xxxiii, [2], 2-298, [4]; [5], 4-327, [5]; [7], 4-371, [5] pp. Half-bound in green morocco over textured green cloth with twin gold rules on the borders on both front and rear boards, spine with five gilt raised bands and gilt design and lettering;… Read more about this item
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Ivanhoe: A Romance

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Edinburgh: printed for Archibald Constable and Co., 1820 Three volumes. First edition, first issue, with pages 159-306 in Vol. I misnumbered as 151-298, bound with all fly-titles present, half-title present in volume II. Finely bound in contemporary full brown calf, diamond-patterned boards, spine compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt, marbled page edges, gray endpapers. Some wear and mild rubbing… Read more about this item
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Ivanhoe (Edinburg Edition de Luxe - Volume IX)

Ivanhoe (Edinburg Edition de Luxe - Volume IX)

by Sir Walter Scott

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1892
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Philadelphia, PA: John D. Morris & Co, 1892. Edition de Luxe. Hardcover. Very Good. Fine green cloth covered boards with blue and red lettering on beige pastedown along spine. Sun fading on spine. Binding and hinges tight and square; contents clean and unmarked. Gilt top edge; deckled fore and bottom edges. No dust jacket. 55pp including… Read more about this item
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Ivanhoe: A Romance. (Windermere Edition).
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by Sir Walter Scott

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Ivanhoe: A Romance. (Windermere Edition). By Sir Walter Scott. With Illustrations by Milo Winter (14 color illustrations). Published in 1918 by Rand McNally & Company. Hardcover, 637 pages, 14 color illustrations. Book was worn. In L3 box629.
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IVANHOE (Original circa 1878 decorative tile depicting a scene from Ivanhoe)

IVANHOE (Original circa 1878 decorative tile depicting a scene from Ivanhoe)

by Scott, Sir Walter

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This is an original ceramic tile made by the Minton China Works in Stoke-upon-Trent, England. It was designed by John Moyr Smith and produced circa 1878. The tile depicts the death of Bois-Guilbert. It is eight inches square. John Moyr Smith designed twelve tiles based on Scott's popular Waverly Novels. They were first introduced at the Paris Exhibition of 1878.… Read more about this item
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by Scott, Sir Walter

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1900
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Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott, 1900. Hardcover. Good. With Twelve Coloured Illustrations by Charles E. Brock. Each illustration has its own tissue guard and the pictures are still bright and clean. Green cloth boards with gilt script and design. Gilded top edge, frontispiece with tissue guard, red silk bookmark, decorated endpapers. Shelf wear with bumped corners and light… Read more about this item
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Ivanhoe

by Scott, Sir Walter (intro & notes, J. Higham)

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London: Relfe Brothers, n.d. (?1890). School. hardback. Very good School edition, green full leather-binding, with brown, ribbed spine; gilt decoration, edging and titling good; foliage decorated pastedowns, text block v.g. with marbled edges, crisp, unmarked and tight pages. School prize plate front pastedown (Hillside school in 1910 for Maths...?!?). 12mo (190 x 130 / 7_"" x 5""). Sir… Read more about this item
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Ivanhoe. W.B. Conkey Decorative Edition, Circa 1887
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by Sir Walter Scott

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1887
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Chicago: W.B. Conkey, 1887. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. A very strong Very Good. See scans and description. Chicago: W.B. Conkey, undated, but circa 1887. Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott. 12mo, red cloth covered boards decorated in green, black and white with a full color center pastedown applique portrait of Lady Rowena, fronstipiece-type… Read more about this item
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by Scott, Sir Walter

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Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott. Poor. 1879. Hardcover. Leather wrapped spine and corners; marbled endpapers, and boards. 350 pages. 44 (XLIV) chapters. Frontispiece drawing with protective tissue guard of Lady Rowena and Prince John by H. Wright Smith. Introduction to Ivanhoe, Dedicatory Epistle to The Rev Doctor Dryasdust, FAS, and the story of Ivanhoe. Gutter visible, front… Read more about this item
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Ivanhoe: A Romance (SIGNED. NUMBERED, LIMITED EDITION.)

Ivanhoe: A Romance (SIGNED. NUMBERED, LIMITED EDITION.)

by Sir Walter Scott

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New York: The Limited Editions Club; Edward Alonzo Miller at the Marchbanks Press, 1940. Signed, Numbered, Limited Editio. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 9.75" x 6.5" x 1" (respectively). Allen Lewis. Signed by illustrator. SIGNED. NUMBERED, LIMITED EDITION, 1940. TWO VOLUME COMPLETE SET WITH SLIPCASE. Signed by artist illustrator Allen Lewis on the last page of Volume II. This… Read more about this item
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IVANHOE

by Scott, Sir Walter

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Merrill, 1929. Book. Hardcover. Abridged Edition, edited with an introduction and notes by H. Ward McGraw. The Classic in 1929 attractive book with illustrations and brief Scott biography within the intro. VERY GOOD COPY, COMPLIMENTARY COPY with publishers slip tipped in stating "This copy is being sent to you..." Some darkening of the spine but still a bright very good… Read more about this item
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IVANHOE

by SCOTT, Sir Walter

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1951
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New York: Limited Editions Club, 1951. Hardcover. Bookplate on each front pastedown; spines slightly sunned. About Fine in a Fine slipcase. Edward Wilson. Two octavo volumes (6-1/8" x 9-1/4") bound in full decorated linen; 512 pages. Illustrations by Edward Wilson hand-colored through stencils in the studio of Walter Fischer. Copy #39 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on… Read more about this item
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by Scott, Sir Walter

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London: James Nisbet & Co. Reissue. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Brock, C.E. [Charles Edmond]. Reissue. No publisher date. Decor on front board rubbed, top page ridge stained, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper (dated 1912). 448; 31, [1] pp. Color frontispiece by Charles Edmund Brock. Set in the reign of Richard I, Coeur de Lion, Ivanhoe is packed… Read more about this item
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Ivanhoe

by Scott, Sir Walter

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Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 2015. Originally published by Ward, lock, and Co. , London. 1879. This is # 42 of 800. Complete with all the vintage illustrations 568 pages.. Collector's Edition.. Full-Leather, Gilt Edged Pages. Very Fine/New/Boxed- No Jacket. Illus. by M. Riou, Adrien Marie, F. Lix, and H. Scott. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.… Read more about this item
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IVANHOE.

by Scott, Sir Walter.

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1947
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Webster Publishing Company. Very Good. 1947. Hardcover. Issued by Webster Publishing. Adapted by William Kottmeyer for the St. Louis Public Schools. Binding tight. Pages unmarked and only slightly aged. School library stamp neatly hidden. Decorative cover is worn at corners and spine tips, but cover otherwise OK. No dustjacket (possibly none at issue). .
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Ivanhoe:  A Romance

Ivanhoe: A Romance

by Scott, Sir Walter

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1935
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Washington D.C.: National Home Library Foundation, 1935. National Home Library edition; Sherman F. Mittell, editor. Complete and unabridged. Very light shelf wear. The first 25 or so leaves have narrow creases on their fore edges. Otherwise fine. The dust jacket has very light edge wear and is a bit darkened on the spine. The price,… Read more about this item
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Ivanhoe ( 2 Volume Set)

by Sir Walter Scott

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1893
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Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1893. Book. VG+. Decorative Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Decorative brown and tan cloth with gilted tiles, rules, designs, and top page edges. These volumes are VG+. Exteriors are modestly crimped at the spine ends and minimally rubbed. Interiors are unmarked, clear, and minimally age toned throughout. All four hinges are starting ,… Read more about this item
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by Sir Walter Scott

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1st Edition
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1820
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Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co. and Hurst, Robinson, and Co, 1820. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. SCOTT, Walter, Sir (1771-1832). Ivanhoe. Edinburgh: for Archibald Constable and Co. and Hurst, Robinson, and Co., 1820. 3 volumes, 8vo (182 x 115 mm). Half titles, fly-titles. (Half-titles lacking in vol.II-III.) Later 20th-century quarter blue morocco gilt, red morocco lettering-pieces gilt, Provenance:… Read more about this item
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