Kenilworth; A Romance. By the author of “Waverley,” “Ivanhoe,” &c.

  • [Scott, Sir Walter]
  • Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co.; and John Ballantyne, Edinburgh; [et al.] 1821
  • Todd & Bowden 149Aa


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FIRST EDITION, 8vo, 3 vols., pp. [ii], 3-320; [ii], 3-339, [1]; [ii], 3-348. Half-titles, fly-titles, and advertisements discarded. Contemporary half calf, spine divided by gilt rules, tooled and lettered in gilt and blind, marbled paper boards, edges sprinkled red. A few spots. Binding rubbed and a touch worn at extremities.


The first edition of Scott's historical novel set in Elizabethan England, which re-ignited the intrigue surrounding Amy Robsart's (1532-1560) death. Scott finished the book on the 27th of December, 1820, and the printing was completed by the 5th of January, 1821.

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