1822 Rare First Edition Book set in Regency binding - The PIRATE by Walter Scott. Baron Newborough copy.
Author: Walter Scott.
Title: The Pirate by the Author of "Waverley, Kenilworth," &c. In Three Volumes.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: EDINBURGH, Printed for Archibald Constable and Co.; And Hurst, Robinson, And Co., London, 1822. First Edition, First issue with "their" instead of "there" on line 20, p17, vol 2. (Complete set of 3 volumes).
Size: 7.5 "X 5 ".
Pages: ,vii,322; ,332; ,346. Half title present in each volume.
Binding: Very good finely bound contemporary Regency bindings of half red morocco leather, marbled sides, the spines with flat raised bands and rococo panels. Under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing - as shown, with the armorial bookplate in each volume of Baron Newborough and a Carnarvon bookseller's stamps (T. Pritchard)).
The books: Attractive and scarce first edition, first issue of The Pirate -- a famous novel by Walter Scott, based roughly on the life of John Gow who features as Captain Cleveland. The setting is the southern tip of the main island of Shetland (which Scott visited in 1814), around 1700. It was published in 1822, the year after it was finished and the lighthouse at Sumburgh Head began to operate. This first edition was Baron Newborough's copy.
The author: Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian, and The Bride of Lammermoor.
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