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Ivanhoe
Edinburgh - Archibald, Constable and Co. 1820 - A handsomely bound early edition Ivanhoe, a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott published in 1820, and set in 12th-century England. With a dedicatory epistle tothe Rev. Dr. Dryasdust, F. A. S. to front of volume one by Laurence Templeton, dated 1817. Second edition. In three volumes complete. Ivanhoe is sometimes credited for increasing interest in Romanticism and Medievalism; John Henry Newman claimed Scott had first turned men's minds in the direction of the middle ages, while Carlyle and Ruskin made similar claims to Scott's overwhelming influence over the revival based primarily on the publication of this novel. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Previous owner's ink inscription to title of volume three. Condition: Handsomely rebound in quarter morocco with cloth covered boards. Externally, in a lovely condition with only minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with only odd spotting, mostly to first and last few pages and slight handling marks. Volume two has no title page, half title present. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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