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The Waverley Novels by  Sir Walter Scott - Hardcover - 1876. - from Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB and

The Waverley Novels

by Scott, Sir Walter

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Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1876. Richly bound in full royal blue calf skin. Ornate gilt tooled ruling to covers. Gilt tooled fleural motifs inlaid to edges. Ornate gilt tooled fleural motifs to spine compartments. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titled morocco labels. Marbled edges and endsheets. Thick 8vo (5.5" x 9"). The Library Edition. Profusely illustrated with full page plate engravings throughout. Some hinges and edges mildly rubbed. Some corners gently bumped. Several head and/or tailpieces gently rubbed. Occasional usual rub or two to covers. A Fine, regally bound set.
  • Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 8175
  • Title: The Waverley Novels
  • Author: Scott, Sir Walter
  • Format/binding: Richly bound in full royal blue calf skin. Ornate gilt tooled ruling to covers. Gilt tooled fleural motifs inlaid to edges. Orna
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Adam and Charles Black.
  • Place: Edinburgh.
  • Date published: 1876.
  • Pages: 25 volumes complete.


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raised band(s)
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Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,...[more]
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The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. A...[more]
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