THE EDINBURGH WAVERLEY EDITION
SCOTT, Sir Walter. Waverley Novels
Edinburgh, Printed by T. and C. Constable for C. and E. C. Jack Causewayside, 1901-1903.
Large 8vo, 48 vols, title pages in red and black with vignettes. Frontispiece portraits of Scott with tissue guards. Variously paginated, silk bookmarks. Two different bookplates with the name of John Herbert Bankes, on pastedowns and verso of first front fly. On the verso of the second fly of the first volume: “The Edinburgh Edition consists of one thousand and forty copies all numbered”. Copy “No. 42”, number handwritten in pen by the publisher who also signed it underneath. A lovely set bound in half straight-grain green morocco, light green cloth over boards, marbled pastedowns. Gilt spine in six compartments with low raised bands, each decorated with fleurons except for two, which show titles and numbers. Upper fore-edge gilt. Green colouring faded on most spines. Sold by Hatchard as printed on the upper corner of verso of first front endpaper. A fine copy.