[GALT, John (1779-1839)]. The Entail: or the Lairds of Grippy, Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1823. 3 volumes, 12° (176 x 108mm). (First signature in vol. I detaching, occasional light spotting.) Contemporary polished calf gilt, spines gilt in compartments with burgundy morocco lettering-pieces (joints splitting). FIRST EDITION. Provenance: Sir Robert Johnson Eden, Bart. (armorial bookplate). Block p.81; Lowndes III, p.860.
With the same author's Sir Andrew Wylie, of that Ilk (Edinburgh, 1822, 3 vols., one of the first novels to deal with murder and detection), Annals of the Parish (Edinburgh, 1822, second edition), Ringan Gilhaize; or the Covenanters (Edinburgh, 1823, 3 vols.), The Ayrshire Legatees (Edinburgh, 1823, second edition), Lawrie Todd; or, The Settlers in the Woods (London, 1830, 3 vols.), The Lives of the Players (London, 1831, 2 vols.), Bogle Corbet; or, The Emigrants (London, [c.1831], 3 vols., one of the first novels to be set in Canada), The Member: An Autobiography (London, 1832), Stanley Buxton; or, The Schoolfellows (London, 1832, 3 vols.), and Eben Erskine; or, The Traveller (London, 1833, 3 vols.), all FIRST EDITIONS (except where indicated) bound in contemporary calf gilt. (26)