1822 Rare First Edition, Second State Book Set - The Pirate by Sir Walter Scott bound by Bayntun.
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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, second state. Volume I has a semicolon after the first "Co." in the imprint on the title page; Vol. II, page 17, line 20 has "there" instead of "their."
Size: 7 " X 4.5".
Pages: ,vii,322; ,332; ,346. Half title present in each volume.
Binding: Attractive and very good finely bound bindings of half tan-brown calf leather, marbled sides, finely bound by Bayntun (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt. A beautiful set!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown).
The books: Attractively bound by Bayntun of Bath and Rare first edition, second state 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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