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FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. 12 vols., 12mo, engr. frontis. portrait to vol. 1, (some spotting), attractively bound in full cont. olive calf, covers decor. in blind and gilt, spines gilt in compartments, red leather title labels, red leather numbering labels, spines gilt in compartments, a.e.g., turnovers gilt, bound without half titles, minor chip at top of spine of vol. 3. ["This first integral collection exhibits some changes in spelling and punctuation, a few corrections throughout, and some additional verse in the last volume." Todd & Bowden, 262A]. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : The poetical works of Walter Scott, Esq. In ...
Éditeur : Edinburgh: Printed for Arch. Constable., 1820.
Description du livre Edinburgh: Arch Constable & Co, 1820. First edition. Hardback full leather deep blue contemporary binding, front and back cover outlined in three gilt lines and tooled. Gilt tooling to all board edges. Spine has three raised bands, tooled in gilt with three motifs and two red labels with gilt lettering of Title, Author and Volume number. 170 x 100mm. Complete matching set of 12 volumes. First collected edition. Slightly rubbed. VG to NF. All edges and endpapers marbled. Frontis portrait of Scott with tissue guard is browned in Volume 1. Lovely brilliant set, see photograph. In the same year that this set was published, Scott was created Baronet, and his title changed from 'Esquire' to 'Sir' Walter Scott. Scott had been involved in the publishing business since 1805 with Ballantyne, but it failed in 1813, and created a huge debt. To rectify the situation he rapidly published a series of volumes. His publisher in c1826 was Constable and Ballantyne; thus Arch, Constable & Co appears to be an interim stage. Very slight foxing. Front free endpapers in all volumes signed by 'Sophia F Osmond, Dec 1822' which is crossed out with a single line and replaced by 'G.Frankum'. Frankum's name has been erased from the title page of Vol1, and this leaf is very thin with a small chip. N° de réf. du libraire 477