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SCOTT, Sir Walter (1771-1832) -- Catalogue of the Library at Abbotsford. Edinburgh: Printed for the Maitland Club, by T. Constable, 1838.
4o (251 x 196 mm). Contemporary half calf (spine defective).
The shelf catalogue (mostly arranged by subject) of the vast library of Sir Walter Scott, author of "The Waverly Novels," comprising c. 20,000 volumes, made accessible by a 115-page index. The limited edition was mainly shared between the Bannatyne and Maitland Clubs, the latter, for which the above issue was printed, having only seventy-nine members. The library is still intact at Abbotsford, owned by the Advocates' Library of Edinburgh, house and furnishings by Scott's descendents.
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