Finely Bound Set of the Works of Sir Walter Scott
Item Number: 3202
Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1886.
Octavo, 25 volumes. Three quarters leather over marbled boards, raised bands. Gilt tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. The Waverly Novels are comprised of: Waverly, John Mannering, The Antiquary, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, Black Dwarf and Legend of Montrosity, Bride of Lammermoor, Heart of Mid-Lothian, Ivanhoe, The Monastery, The Abbot, Kenilworth, The Pirate, The Fortunes of Nigel, Peveril of the Peak, Quentin Durward, St. Ronan’s Well, Red Gauntlet, The Betrothed, The Talisman, Woodstock, The Fair Maid of Perth, Anner of Geierstein, Count Robert of Paris, Castle Dangerous and Surgeon’s Daughter and Highland Widow. A beautiful set.
"Scotts influence as a novelist was incalculable; he established the form of the historical novel, and the form of the short story" (Drabble, 879).