Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart.

  • (Scott, Walter) Lockhart, John Gibson
  • Paris: Baudry's European Library 1837

£250

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Description

FIRST PARIS EDITION, 4 vols., 8vo, pp. [iv], viii, 452; [iv], 408; [iv], iii, [i], 370; [iv], viii, 378. Contemporary tree-marbled paper boards backed in leather, flat spines divided by gilt rules, red glazed labels, other compartments each with a different decorative gilt tooling, edges yellow. Poor-quality paper showing some foxing and spotting. Extremities just a little rubbed. Armorial bookplate to pastedown above contemporary inscription of Henry G. de Mestral (a gift from his wife and daughter) in each vol.

Notes

A lovely copy of the first continental edition of Lockhart's substantial memoirs - produced hard on the heels of the Cadell original, so that the first volumes say 'in three volumes' on the title-pages, before the full length of the work became known.

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