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Sir Walter SCOTT Bart
The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Bart. [Twelve Volumes – Fine Half Leather Binding]
Edinburgh: Printed for Robert Cadell and Whittaker. Edinburgh: Robert Cadell & Whittaker & Co, London, 1833. Twelve Volumes complete. Beautiful half leather binding with lovely British racing green labels to the spines with a nice art nouveau gilt decoration beneath. Engraved frontispiece and title vignette in each volume. A sound, attractive set. Illustrated by Turner and others. Scott pointed out the subjects to Turner when the artist visited him in the autumn of 1830. A finely bound twelve volume set of The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Esq. All page edges marbled. Boards are also marbled with some light wear, a lovely set of Scott’s Poetry. Twelve Volumes, complete. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, 1771 1832, was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe during his time and is considered by some as responsible for inventing the modern historical novel. After Scott had founded a printing press, his poetry, beginning with The Lay of the Last Minstrel brought him fame. He published a number of other poems over the next ten years, including the popular The Lady of the Lake. Whilst Scott is considerably more popular as an author, his poetry is not to be overlooked. Sir Henry Babington Smith GBE CH KCB CSI, 1863 1923, was a senior British civil servant. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read classics. Amongst his numerous positions, Babington Smith became principal private secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, private secretary to Lord Elgin on his appointment as Viceroy of India, and Treasury rep … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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