Pages are generally bright with instances of the scattered spots throughout and a few handling marks. Contemporary green morocco, with hand-tooled floral pattern panels in gilt, backstrip with five raised bands and panels stamped in gilt with decorations, volume number, and title, gilt dentelles, and marbled endpapers, a.
A stunning set, beautifully bound and nearly perfect internally, some very faint rubbing at the joints and corners of a few volumes, really as good as it gets. Bookplate of Tynemouth Public Library to front pastedown of each volume, and with library stamps to verso of the title-page. Among the engravers are Miller, Bramdard, Goodall, Horsburgh, et al. John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller Published: Near fine copies all in the original gilt-blocked cloth.
Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains a particularly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans and additional detail on request. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel Edition: A lovely complete set of the Waverley novels.
The volumes are bound decoratively in red half leather and with gilt embossed tooling to the spines. Gilt embossed lettering and number of volume also to the spines between the raised bands. The gilt is bright and makes this an attractive set. Marbled paper covered boards and end papers. All volumes have frontispiece plates and there is a fold out illustration of Sir Walter Scott's handwriting in volume I. There is a little rubbing to the head and tail of the spine and more marked rubbing to the leather corners with some loss of the superficial leather covering and some rounding of the board corners.
There is some foxing to the reverse of the end papers and to the blank end papers. The textblocks are surprisingly clean and tight. A very good charming set. Trumpington Fine Books Limited Published: Complete set of 25 volumes. Published to mark the th birthday of Sir Walter Scott. Argosy Book Store Published: Very minor scuffing on a few columes, but altogether a fine, bright set. Complete twenty-five volume set. All volumes half-bound in light brown polished calf; raised bands and gilt lettering on spine with gilt stamped decoration. Tipped-on green and red backstrip labels with gilt stamped lettering on spine of each volume.
Boards, endpapers and all outer-edges of textblock are marbled in deep red, blue and beige. Set displays some shelf-wear and soiling externally. Small chips to the headcaps of a few of the volumes. Hint of foxing to first and last pages; the volumes are otherwise clean and tight internally. Late 's ownership inscription to each fly-leaf. Richly detailed engraved plates throughout with intact tissue guards including a frontispiece in each of the volumes. Russell Books Ltd Published: London - Adam and Charles Black, Book. Twenty-five volumes of the centenary edition of the Waverley novels by Sir Walter Scott.
The titles included are as follows: They were the most popular and widely read novels in Europe for almost a century. The series was titled Waverley, after the firstnovel ofthe series,as Scott did not claim authorship until Prior to Scott's acknowledgement of his authorship the novels were stated as 'by the author of Waverley' to their title pages.
A dictionary of the characters in the Waverley novels of Sir Walter Scott / by M.F.A. Husband.
Sir WalterScott was a historical novelist, playwright and poet. Aside from his writings he was an advocate, judge and legal administrator. In half morocco bindings with gilt stamping to the spine. Externally, very smart with some light rubbing to the heads and tails of spines. Pages are generally bright with smalltidemarks to the head of pages and outermarginsto volumes XI-XXV, does not affect text. Volumes I-X are generally clean. Smart bright and with uniform colour.
Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. With a pictorial nameplate for G. Woodward on the front pastedown of each volume. For nearly a century they were among the most popular and widely-read novels in all of Europe. Because he did not publicly acknowledge authorship until , they take their name from Waverley, which was the first. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, , was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe during his time and is considered by some as responsible for inventing the modern historical novel.
The bindings are generally tight and firm. Several of the front inner hinges areslightly strained, and several ofthe first few pages are slightly detached. There is some wear to the extremities, including bumping and rubbing, with several marks and water stains to the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with intermittent spotting, becoming most prominent to the first few pages. With an ink inscription on the front free-endpaper of volumes 16, 17,35 and There areink name-stamps on the front free-endpapers.
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There are slight ink markings to the top corners of the first few pages of volume 3. Overall the condition is very good.. John Wurtele Lovell, Incomplete set of the "Waverley" series; notable for the general index in the first volume, as well as the illustrations by the likes of George Cruikshank, Robert Herdman, William M'Taggart, Clark Stanton, and others. And, The Surgeon's Daughter; 9 Ivanhoe: A Romance; 10 The Monastery: Ronan's Well; 18 Redgauntlet: Valentine's Day; 23 Anne of Geierstein: Slight wear to extremities of few volumes chiefly spine edges of volumes 16 and 21, necessitating tape repair to inner upper hinge of the former ; slight rubbing to covers; slight internal browning chiefly to edges and preliminaries ; else a thoroughly serviceable fine-bound set with regard to both textual and visual appeal.
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Reagan's Rare Books Published: Very Good with no dust jacket. Yankee Peddler Bookshop Condition: Scuff marks on cover. Volumes in Good-Fair condition. All volumes are uniformly bound in red half-leather with gilt lettering and decoration on green backstrip labels to spines; Marbled paper covered boards. Matching marbled endpapers and outer edges. Russell Books Ltd Condition: A handsome uniformly bound set of Sir Walter Scott's 'Waverely' novels, released for the centenary of his birth.
Complete in twenty-five volumes The 'Wavelery' novels by Sir Walter Scott were some of the most popular and widely read novels of the time when they were published, increasing Scott's reputation to become one of the most recognisable literary names of the Georgian era. The novels are set over a period of a eight hundred years, from with 'Count Robert of Paris' to the 19th century with 'St. This twenty-five volume set consists of: Tis Sixty Years Since?
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A Legend of Montrose? The Heart of Mid-Lothian? The Bride of Lammermoor? The Fortunes of Nigel? Peveril of the Peak? The Betrothed, A Tale of the Crusaders? The Chronicles of the Canongate? The Talisman, A Tale of the Crusaders? The Fair Maid of Perth? The Maiden of the Mist? Count Robert of Paris? He wrote a lot about his birthplace of Scotland, though with his experiments in historical fiction, he expanded to writing about various places in England and Europe.
In the original half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Paper to the boards of volumes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, and Cockling to the paper to the boards of volumes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, and Tidemarks to the leather of the joints, extremities, and spines of volumes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, and 25, causing slight discolouration. A little bumping to the extremities of volumes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, and Slight loss to the paper to the front boards of volumes 17 and Rubbing has caused a little loss to the front boards of volumes 2 and 11, and to the rear boards of volumes 4 and Rubbing has caused a little loss to the boards of volumes 2, 8, 9, 10, 12, 12, 14, 17, 21, 23, and A little loss to the paper to the extremities of volumes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, and Very light rubbing to the extremities to volumes 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 15, and Minor rubbing to the boards and to the spine of volumes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 13, 15, 16, 20, and Very light marking to the leather to the boards of volumes 1, 3, 5, 7, 13, 15, 15, 20, and Light spotting to the leather to the boards, predominately to the front boards of volumes 2 and A little spotting to the leather to the rear board of volume 6.
The leather to the tail of the extremities to volume 8 is lifting. Spine label of volumes 18 and 25 is lifting but remains firm. Volume 23 is lacking the head spine label of 'Waverely Novels - 23'. Spines to volumes 9 and 18 is slightly cocked. Slight discolouration to the rear boards to volumes 8 and Slight discolouration to the paper to the front boards of volumes 9 and Slight discolouration to the paper to the boards of volume One or two volumes with minor defects otherwise overall very good.
The series was sold in the U. The series name was prominent on the jacket front, as were binding characteristics India Paper, limp leather and price 2s. The front flap advertises authors with one book in the series many with multiple titles in each book. Boxed sets may have been issued without jackets. The back of the jacket advertises the collections of Dickens, Thackeray, and Scott. The limp leather bindings plasticized and pressed leather particles are dark green with gold typography and minimal decorations on the spine only.
The limp leather on this book remains in excellent shape. The two-color half-title page includes the series name and an indication that this title is volume 3 of the Works of William Makepeace Thackeray. The one illustration in the book faces the title page and is separated from the title page by a sheet of bound-in tissue.
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The New Century Library jackets were updated possibly around , and possibly issued only on individually sold books vs. The jackets are unique to each title, with a rather small but intricate illustration in the lower corner of the front of the jacket. The rear of the jacket includes another illustration and the series name. The listing of titles by author continues on the rear flap. The two-color half-title page was used from the start of the series and seems to have been replaced with a single color page sometime in the mid to later s.
I did not go through the pages much. No copyright date but given as gift in , so printed sometime there abouts. A writer of picturesque novels of chivalry and romance.
We Strive For Five! Set includes the following titles Old Mortality. Book is in fair condition, few first pages are lose. There are many Engravings inside this book. Bin 50 item Fine leather binding and5 raised bands with gilt accents. Beautiful small leather bound marble-edged volume. Good boards and spine. From Sir Walter Scott.