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Tales of My Landlord, Third Series
Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Company 1819 - Four volumes. First edition. Finely bound in quarter tan calf and tan pebbled boards, with contrasting dark brown title labels to the spines, decorative circle pattern to the spines in gilt, lettered in gilt, speckled edges. About very good, with light toning and some rubbing to the spines, minor soiling to the boards, former owner's bookplates adhered to the front free endpapers, bright and clean pages, Vol. I with a minor split to the front hinge at the spine head and lightly starting inside the front cover, Vol. II with repairs to the hinges and spine head, Vol. IV with a chip to the spine head. Overall, a tight and presentable set. Todd & Bowden 135Aa. These four volumes comprise the third installment of the Tales of My Landlord series, a subset of Scott's Waverley novels. The series, intended to highlight life in different Scottish regions, was published under Scott's pseudonym Jedediah Cleishbotham the "Schoolmaster and Parish-clerk of Gandercleugh." They were purported to be a collection of tales from the landlord of the fictional Wallace Inn at Gandercleugh, who was said to have sent them to Cleishbotham for editing and arrangement. The third series of Tales of My Landlord includes the historical novels "The Bride of Lammermoor" and "The Legend of Montrose." Set against the backdrop of the Glorious Revolution of 1688, "The Bride of Lammermoor" tells the tragic love story of Lucy Ashton and Edgar Ravenswood, whose families' differing political allegiances have created a feud, preventing the couple's happiness. "A Legend of Montrose," set during the Earl of Montrose's campaign in the Scottish Highlands of the English Civil War, tells the story of a complicated love triangle between two soldiers in Montrose's army and a prisoner of war. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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