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    First Edition of One of the Most Famous Historical Novels Ever Written - in the Rare Original Publisher's Boards

    Sir Walter Scott. Ivanhoe: a Romance. Edinburgh. Printed for Archibald Constable and Col, 1820. First edition. First state points except for one (page v, line 12 in volume I, which is later). Three octavo volumes. With half-titles, Author's Advertisement leaf in volume I, three-page publisher's catalogue at the end of volume III. Original plain gray-brown paper boards, printed paper labels. All volumes rebacked, preserving the original spines and labels. Minor wear to bindings, some neat repairs or restorations to edges of bindings. Some minor intermittent foxing in text. Still, a fine copy in the rare original boards. The Donald Drapkin copy, with his bookplate in volume I. Housed in custom-built quarter brown morocco clamshell case. Worthington 8. From the collection of Donald Carter.

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