1822 Rare First Edition Book Set - The PIRATE by Sir Walter Scott.
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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: Attractive and very good finely bound contemporary bindings of half tan-brown calf leather, marbled sides (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges marbled.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown)
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.
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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