London, Edingurgh and New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, (1900). 25 volumes. 12mo. Various paginations. Frontispiece with tissue guard in each volume. Printed on Royal India paper. Black morocco with gilt decoration and lettering; all edge gilt; marbled endpapers. Light fading to some spines; minor wear; a near fine and lovely set. Item #19412
Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet FRSE FSA Scot (1771 – 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright and historian. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor, all of which are included in this set. Scott was acclaimed as the inventor of the genre of the modern historical novel and the inspiration for enormous numbers of imitators and genre writers both in Britain and on the European continent.