SCOTT, Sir Walter (1771-1832). The Waverly Novels. New York and London: The Edinboro Publishing Company, n.d.
51 volumes, 4o (267 x 174 mm). Titles printed in red and black, each volume EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED by the addition of 3 frontispieces comprising one original watercolor and 2 plates, most hand-colored, numerous wood engravings in the text, many full-page, woodcut ornamental initials and ONE-PAGE ALS SIGNED BY SCOTT (see below). Publisher's polished autumn leaf morocco, covers with a gilt thorn branch border with gilt thistle plants at corners, the flowers in onlaid purple morocco, Scott's gilt and onlaid purple morocco arms at centers of covers, spines in 5 compartments with 4 raised bands, two gilt-lettered, the remainder with similar gilt and onlaid thistle design, turn-ins gilt, white morocco doublures with Scott's arms as on covers, crimson watered silk liners, gilt edges.
LIMITED "EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED" EDITION, number 7 of 12 copies.
[Bound into volume one:]
SCOTT. Autograph letter signed ("W. Scott") to Sir James MacTavish, n.d. 1p., 8vo, with portion of address leaf pasted along top edge, tipped to front flyleaf. The letter reads in full: "John Murray has just informed me that you have your son in Edinburgh with you. I need not say how happy we should be to see the young gentleman today." (51)