Item #277 Ivanhoe, a Romance. Sir Walter Scott.

Ivanhoe, a Romance.

Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co., 1820. First edition, mixed issue. Triple decker first edition, mixed issue with several first issue points of the classic of English literature, featured in the Grolier 100, One Hundred Books Famous in English Literature, and arguably Scott’s most famous and enduring work, which influenced the modern popular conception of the Middle Ages.

8vo. 3 vols. Todd & Bowden 140Aa-b (our copy includes Vol. I misnumbering which thus ends on page 298). Worthington 8.
Good plus in contemporary half leather over marbled boards with some rubbing on covers and extremities, heavier on joints and corners, light sunning on spines, front board almost separated on vol. I, light scattered foxing and open tear with loss on front free endpaper and some loss to top of spine on vol I., toning on preliminary leaves of vol. II, ghosting to title pages, though internally very good. Item #277

Price: $400.00