Kenilworth; A Romance. By the author of “Waverly,” “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], 320; [ii], 339, [1]; [ii], 348. With half-titles but without advertisements. Contemporary burgundy half calf, spine divided by gilt rules, stamped and lettered in gilt and blind, marbled paper boards. Binding slightly rubbed and worn in places, spines faded. Receipt for Scotch Tweed Manufacturers Roberts, Somerville & Co. dated 1915 loosely inserted.


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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