1828 Rare First Edition Book Set - The Fair Maid of Perth (Chronicles of the Canongate, 2nd Series) by Sir Walter Scott.
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Author: Walter Scott.
Title: Chronicles of the Canongate, 2nd Series. (St Valentine's Day, or, The Fair Maid of Perth).
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: Edinburgh, Printed For Cadell And Co.; And Simpkin And Marshall, London, 1828. Complete set of 3 Volumes. First Edition.
Size: 7" X 5".
Pages: 336, 336, 348 pages + (4) publisher's catalog. Half-title pages are present in the 3 books.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine finely bound contemporary bindings of half khaki-green calf leather, marbled boards (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges are marbled.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown)
The books: Attractive and rare first edition, first issue of this set from Sir Walter Scott, comprises the second series of "Chronicles of the Canongate". The centerpiece, "The Fair Maid of Perth", is set in 14th-century Scotland and revolves around the love story of Catherine Glover (the Fair Maid) and Henry Smith, a burgher. The tale intertwines romance, chivalry, and political intrigue during the reign of Robert III. Scott's intricate narrative, combined with his profound understanding of Scottish history and culture, makes this work an essential addition for collectors and enthusiasts of classic literature.
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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