The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott in Eight Volumes.

By Sir Walter Scott

Printed: 1822

Publisher: Arch Constable & Co. Edinburgh

Dimensions 24 × 13 × 19 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 24 x 13 x 19


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Navy leather binding with red title plates, gilt decoration, banding and title on the spine. Colour is faded to greenish. Dimensions are for the newly made protective box.

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Fine Binding. Condition: Near Fine. A nicely bound collection of Sir Walter Scott’s poetry, with a frontispiece to all volumes. With the following poems: Volume I: Lay of the Last Minstrel, Miscellanies Volume II: Marmion Volume III: Marmion, Ballads of Lyrical Pieces Volume IV: Lady of the Lake Volume V: Lady of the Lake, Bridal of Triermain, Harold the Dauntless Volume VI: Rokeby Volume VII: Miscellanies, Lord of the Isles Volume VIII: Lord of the Isles, Don Roderick, Waterloo.

Sir Walter Scott is often referred to as the Bard of Scotland. He is known for both his poems and novels, with his famed Waverley series still remaining popular to this day. This is a lovely Morocco bound set of Sir Walter Scott’s poems. In a full Morocco binding. Externally, in an excellent condition with just some minor shelf wear to the head and tail of spines. Pages are bright with just the odd spots to the first and last few pages. Near Fine. book.


Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet FRSE FSAScot (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832), was a Scottish historian, novelist, poet, and playwright. Many of his works remain classics of European and Scottish literature, notably the novels Ivanhoe (1819), Rob Roy (1817), Waverley (1814), Old Mortality (1816), The Heart of Mid-Lothian (1818), and The Bride of Lammermoor (1819), along with the narrative poems Marmion (1808) and The Lady of the Lake (1810). He had a major impact on European and American literature.

As an advocate, judge, and legal administrator by profession, he combined writing and editing with his daily work as Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire. He was prominent in Edinburgh’s Tory establishment, active in the Highland Society, long time a president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1820–1832), and a vice president of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1827–1829). His knowledge of history and literary facility equipped him to establish the historical novel genre as an exemplar of European Romanticism. He became a baronet of Abbotsford in the County of Roxburgh, Scotland, on 22 April 1820; the title became extinct on his son’s death in 1847.

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Binding colour faded. Some foxing.

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