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    Sale 7545

    A Town House in Mayfair

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 705

    SCOTT, Sir Walter. Novels. Edinburgh and London: Robert Cadell and Whittaker & Co and others, 1830. 48 volumes, 8°. Engraved frontispieces and title vignettes. (Lacking last gathering to vol. 9, Old Mortality.) Contemporary half green morocco, over marbled paper covered boards, marbled edges (extremities lightly rubbed). THE 'MAGNUM OPUS' EDITION of Scott's novels, significant because it includes the last versions of the text as well as new prefaces and notes composed especially for this edition.

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    SCOTT, Sir Walter. Novels. Edinburgh and London: Robert Cadell and Whittaker & Co and others, 1830. 48 volumes, 8°. Engraved frontispieces and title vignettes. (Lacking last gathering to vol. 9, Old Mortality.) Contemporary half green morocco, over marbled paper covered boards, marbled edges (extremities lightly rubbed). THE 'MAGNUM OPUS' EDITION of Scott's novels, significant because it includes the last versions of the text as well as new prefaces and notes composed especially for this edition.
    SCOTT, Sir Walter. Novels. Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1860. 46 volumes (only, of 48, lacking Rob Roy), 8°. Engraved plates and text illustrations. (Occasional very light spotting.) Contemporary half calf, over marbled paper covered boards, marbled edges (extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: William Jack Gleneck (ink ownership inscription).
    ELIOT, George. The Works. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, [1895]. 21 volumes, 8°. Original cloth, top edges gilt (spines slightly faded).
    DEFOE, Daniel. The Novels and Selected Writings of Daniel Defoe. Oxford: Basil Blackwell (Shakespeare Head Press), 1827. 14 volumes, 8°. Original cloth, top edges gilt, others uncut (spines slightly faded).
    DICKENS, Charles. Works. Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson, n.d. [but c. 1860]. 25 volumes, 8°. Engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, over marbled paper covered boards, marbled edges (extremities lightly rubbed). (154)


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