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Doom of Devorgoil, Scott, Sir Walter

Author Name    Scott, Sir Walter

Title   Doom of Devorgoil

Binding   Original Boards

Book Condition   Fair

Jacket Condition   No Jacket

Edition   First Edition

Size   8vo

Publisher   Edinburgh Cadell 1830

Seller ID   003699

Here is one of the most difficult of the works of Sir Walter Scott to find. Published by Cadell and Co. in Edinburgh this is Todd and Bowden 239A. Although "officially" this is a First edition and second issue it is also the First issue in complete and separate form. This drama in verse had been written twelve years before for production on the stage. For various reasons it was considered unsuitable at the time and wound up being published in extracts in periodical literary publications. When it was decided in 1830 to publish the book as a whole Scott worked on it again and this volume was the result. The earlier printings of the play were included in the 1830 Poetical Works and this book is essentially from the same impression with different signatures and pagination. All points of issue noted in Todd and Bowden are present including the misnumbering of pages 202 and 275. This book has been rebound in full leather with red leather labels on the five compartment spine. The textblock is in wonderful condition and shows no foxing. The volume is housed in its own Mylar wrapper inside of the custom made leather slipcase. The leather of the slipcase matches the leather of the book. Included with the volume is a letter dated February 16th, 1900 from Appleton Sturgis. The letter talks about how he acquired the book through one of his agents in Edinburgh and is making a gift of it to his friend. He talks about its extreme rarity and the fact that at that point in time a copy had not shown up on the market in ten years and the fact that the book is "little known". This is truly a wonderful item for the Scott collector and it makes a great presentation in its fine slipcase. We are pleased to send pictures on request.

Price = 275.00 USD



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