Search results for: 'SCOTT, Sir Walter'
SCOTT, Sir Walter (inscr.); BOWER, John. Description of the Abbeys of Melrose, and Old Melrose, with their traditions.
Edinburgh : 1822Presentation copy from the dedicatee Sir Walter Scott to Thomas Moore, inscribed in Scott's hand on the front blank, "Thomas Moore from his affectionate friend Walter Scott, Melrose Abbey, 31 October 1825", with Moore's ownership inscription below and his bookplate to the front pastedown. The presentation was made on the occasion of Moore's "long meditated... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 125496
EDGEWORTH, Maria - SCOTT, Sir Walter. The Miscellaneous Prose Works.
Edinburgh : 1827A set in the original boards with a fine association, presented to Maria Edgeworth from Sir Walter Scott, and then from Edgeworth to her beloved brother-in-law Richard Butler; the first edition of Scott's Miscellaneous Prose Works, comprising all but the second volume (the Life of Swift) of the six-volume set.
Passing first from Scott... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 139864
SCOTT, Sir Walter. The Waverley Novels.
Boston : 1893-4Edition de Grand Luxe of Walter Scott's Waverley Novels, number 352 of 500 super-deluxe sets. Estes and Lauriat also issued an "edition de luxe" of 1,000 sets, though this is the far grander and more limited edition, presented here as a magnificently bound library set. Though the bookplates in this set are numbered, sequentially, vols. 16-63 (presumably... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 87891
SCOTT, Sir Walter. Ivanhoe; a Romance.
Edinburgh : 1820First edition, second issue. The print run was increased due to promising advance orders, and the first sheets of vol. I were reset with some corrections for the additional copies; this second issue "appears to have been accomplished within a few days of original publication" (Todd and Bowden, p. 505). "Ivanhoe is essentially a moral work. It is an... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 131636
NAPOLEON - SCOTT, Sir Walter. The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French.
Edinburgh : 1827Second edition, published in the same year as the first. In the aftermath of his personal financial crash Scott travelled to France to begin research on his life of Napoleon, in which he was remarkably thorough, interviewing Napoleon's colleagues; receiving assistance from the Duke of Wellington in the interpretation of the Russian Campaign; and being... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139403
[SCOTT, Sir Walter.] The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French,
Edinburgh : 1827Second edition of this crucial biographical work, released in the same year as the first. In the aftermath of his financial crash Scott travelled to France to begin research on his life of Napoleon. He was remarkably thorough in his research, interviewing Napoleon's colleagues; receiving assistance from the Duke of Wellington in the interpretation of... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135315
SCOTT, Sir Walter (ed.) - HAMILTON, Anthony. Memoirs of Count Grammont.
London : 1889Deluxe limited edition, number 107 of 780. The first Scott edition was published in 1811; the first English translation from the French appeared almost a century earlier in 1714. An account of Hamilton's brother-in-law, Count de Gramont, and the intrigues of the Restoration court, it is "written with such brilliancy and vivacity that it must always... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 116237
DOUGLAS, Sir Howard. Naval Evolutions; A Memoir
London : 1832First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To my Dearly beloved Daughter Mary Gartshore, Green Street, Sept. 28 1844, Howard Douglas"; Mary (d. 1851) married John Murray-Gartshore of Ravelston in 1836 (Gartshore served on the committee of the Naval and Military Bible Society); Howard's address was 15 Green... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 130442
DOUGLAS, Sir Howard. Naval Evolutions; A Memoir by…
1832First edition. The third son of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Douglas, Douglas was originally intended for the Navy, but after his father's death, his guardians, without consultation, obtained a place for him at the Royal Military Academy. He was subsequently superintendent of the senior department at Sandhurst, and served with distinction as assistant quartermaster-general... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 60040
BEATTIE, James - FORBES, Sir William. An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie, LL.D.
Edinburgh : 1806First edition of Forbes's principal work, an excellent association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper to the author's son, "William Forbes Esqr. from the author"; together with a group of related contemporary autograph material laid in which reflects the strong ties between the Forbes and Beattie families.
Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 118450
CARR, Sir John. The Stranger in France.
London : 1807First octavo edition, the second overall, of Carr's first book, originally published in 1803. Carr (1772-1832) gave up a legal career for health reasons and decided to tour the continent. His travel accounts were highly popular in their day and sold well, though their light style and even their profitability were the object of mockery by Edward Dubois... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 120974
INGOLDSBY, Thomas, pseud. of Richard Harris Barham. The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels.
London : 1864An elegantly bound edition of the Ingoldsby Legends, which were first serialised in Bentley's Miscellany from 1837, and first published in book form 1840-47. The plates by Leech, Tenniel, and Cruikshank are wonderfully spirited and inventive.
Under the guise of Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Everard in Kent, Barham "discovered"... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 143170
LARDNER, Dionysius (ed.) The Museum of Science & Art.
London : 1854-6First edition, the complete set, of the Irish writer and popular lecturer's treatises on a wide range of scientific topics, including astronomy, geology, optical images, the steam engine, and clocks. "At the height of his career, Lardner lectured extensively on scientific and technical subjects, wrote prolifically, and became a scientific celebrity.... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 118187
DE QUINCEY, Thomas. Klosterheim: or, The Masque.
1832First edition of De Quincey's only original novel, a Gothic romance set in Swabia during the Thirty Years' War. A precursor of the 20th-century comic book superhero, De Quincey's masked hero lives secretly in the city, emerging in the nick of time to perform incredible deeds on behalf of the oppressed. (As De Quincey was by now constantly in hiding... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 29409
ASHMOLE, Elias. The Antiquities of Berkshire.
1723Second edition of the first county history of Berkshire, originally published in 1719; a third edition was published at reading in 1736. The astrologer and antiquary Elias Ashmole (1617-1692) was appointed to the College of Arms as Windsor Herald of Arms in Ordinary in 1660. In 1667, he began collecting information for this book, but it was not to be... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 31731
DUMAS, Alexandre. Les Trois Mousquetaires.
Paris : 1844First separate edition, with the original wrappers bound in. Bound in to the first volume are two autograph fragments signed by Alexandre Dumas (two lines and seven lines).
Les Trois Mousquetaires was originally published earlier the same year as a serial novel in the Parisian newspaper Le Siècle, from 14 March to 1 July 1844.... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 131665
DUMAS, Alexandre. Les Trois Mousquetaires.
Paris : 1844First separate edition, extremely rare in the original wrappers. The author's best-known work and one of his two masterpieces, Les Trois Mousquetaires was originally published earlier the same year as a serial novel in the Parisian newspaper Le Siècle, from 14 March to 1 July 1844.
The Three Musketeers "has become the archetypal adventure story,... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 124078
TARTAN - WHYTE, John. Clan Tartans [Spine title] - Coats of Arms, Crests, Clan Tartans &c. Designed for Embroidery …
Edinburgh : [c.1845]No other copy recorded institutionally, fascinating, and enterprising exercise in "pattern drawing", making available the 75 designs published in John Sobieski Stuart's Vesitiarium Scoticum of 1842 in a format enabling their manufacture. This is an important early record of the adoption of the Sobieski Stuart patterns, and an extremely appealing and... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 135594