Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black. 1854-1856. Binding: Full contemporary straight-grain calf boards. Gilt fillet on upper and lower. Spine with 5 raised bands in 6 compartments, densely gilt. Series title in gilt on red label in 2, volume title in gilt on green in 3. Gilt rolls on board edges. Blind dentelles. Marbled paste-in and free endpapers. All edges marbled., Notes: The Waverley Novels are a long series of novels by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832). For nearly a century, they were among the most popular and widely read novels in Europe. Because Scott did not publicly acknowledge authorship until 1827, the series takes its name from Waverley, the first novel of the series released in 1814. The later books bore the words "by the author of Waverley" on their title pages.
Sir Walter Scott (1771 – 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright, and historian. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and Scottish literature. Famous titles include the novels Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Waverley, Old Mortality (or The Tale of Old Mortality), The Heart of Mid-Lothian and The Bride of Lammermoor, and the narrative poems The Lady of the Lake and Marmion.
, Size: 8vo. (163x105 mm), Illustration: Different 15 vols from the set., Category: Book Literature;. Very good examples of this famous series. With double frontispieces. Some wearing to extremities, some volumes with chipped or missing labels. Interiors are clean and crisp. Item #B6777