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    The Edinburgh Edition of Scott's Waverley Novels, with an Autograph Letter Signed by Scott

    Sir Walter Scott. Waverley Novels. Edinburgh: T. and A. Constable for T. C. and E. C. Jack, 1901. Edinburgh edition, one of 1,040 numbered copies signed by the Jacks (this being copy number 684). Inserted into volume I is an autograph letter signed by Scott, one quarto page, dated "26th Feb. 1827", addressed "My dear Captain", inviting the recipient to visit him when he returns from America. Complete in forty eight octavo volumes. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in contemporary full tan calf, covers triple ruled in gilt with gilt central armorial gilt tooling and red morocco onlay on front boards, spines tooled in gilt in compartments with olive and burgundy gilt morocco onlays in a thistle motif, with an olive green and two dark green gilt morocco lettering labels on spine, five raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, top edge gilt, plaid cloth endleaves. Spines uniformly sunned (except for one volume), some general rubbing and mild wear. The letter has one two-inch tear on the crease at the left margin. Overall, a very good set.

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