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Walter Scott
IVANHOE By Sir Walter Scott ~ 3 Volume 1820 First Edition
1820. Boards are well worn and rubbed with some fraying along the edges. Hinges are weakened but still attached. There are book plates in all three volumes. Some writing inside the front cover of all three volume, the most is seen in volume one. Very little foxing with the exception of the illustration page in volume one. Some spots on a few pages, otherwise very clean. IVANHOE IVANHOE Click image to enlarge Description IVANHOE By Sir Walter Scott ~ 3 Volume 1820 First Edition ~ Ivanhoe: A Romance is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, though dated 1820 it was first published in late 1819 in three volumes. At the time it was written it represented a shift by Scott away from fairly realistic novels set in Scotland in the comparatively recent past, to a somewhat fanciful depiction of medieval England. It has proved to be one of the best known and most influential of Scott's novels. Ivanhoe is set in 12th-century England with colourful descriptions of a tournament, outlaws, a witch trial and divisions between Jews and Christians. It has been credited for increasing interest in romance and medievalism; John Henry Newman claimed Scott "had first turned men's minds in the direction of the Middle Ages", while Thomas Carlyle and John Ruskin made similar assertions of Scott's overwhelming influence over the revival, based primarily on the publication of this novel. It has also had an important influence on popular perceptions of Richard the Lionheart, King John and Robin Hood. ABOUT THESE VOLUMES: These are octavo volumes with leather spines, marbled boards and gilt spine t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Andrew Collectibles and Old Books (gosnus1) [Hagerstown, Maryland, United States]
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