1829 Rare First Edition Book Set - ANNE OF GEIERSTEIN, or The Maiden of the Mist by Sir Walter Scott.
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Author: Walter Scott.
Title: Anne Of Geierstein; Or, The Maiden Of The Mist by the Author of "Waverley," &c. In Three Volumes.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: Edinburgh: Printed For Cadell And Co., Edinburgh; And Simpkin And Marshall, London. First Edition. (Complete set of 3 volumes).
Size: 7.5 "X 5 ".
Pages: 336, 346, 381 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine brown quarter calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges marbled.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, some rare foxing mainly on the last 2 pages of the first volume - as shown).
The books: Attractive and rare first edition, first issue of Anne of Geierstein, or The Maiden of the Mist (1829) -- one of the Waverley novels by Sir Walter Scott. It is set in Central Europe, mainly in Switzerland, shortly after the Yorkist victory at the Battle of Tewkesbury (1471). In this novel, two exiled Lancastrians are on a secret mission to the court of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, hoping to gain his help in regaining the English crown from the Yorkist Edward IV. The two Englishmen get into difficulties in the Swiss mountains. They meet Countess Anne and her family, who are involved in the politics of the newly independent Swiss Confederation and plan to confront Charles with complaints about his conduct towards the Swiss nation. The two groups decide to travel together. Anne may have inherited magical skills from her grandmother, enabling her to perform feats which defy explanation. The travellers also encounter a shadowy organization known as the Vehmgericht or Secret Tribunal.
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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