Sir Walter Scott (3 Vol. set) German 1844-1846
Three German volumes of Sir Walter Scott: Das Kloster. Der Alterthumler. Kenilworth. Published by Gebrüder Schumann, Stuttgart, Germany, 1844-1846.
Fiction Novels - Historical - Romance
Three Volume Set
Sir Walter Scott Novels:
1. Das Kloster (The Monastery)
2. Der Alterthumler (The Antiquarian)
DESCRIPTION & CONDITION:
The Monastery: is a historical Romance novel by Walter Scott, one of the Waverley novels. Set in the Scottish Borders in the 1550s on the eve of the Reformation, it is centred on Melrose Abbey.
Brown with blind stamp on four corners of boards and embellished gilt title art on spine and light green endappers. Lightly rubbed cover with mild wear to extremities and a tiny fray tear at one spine edge. Secure binding with clean pages, and moderate foxing. Two volumes in one. About 5-1/2 x 3-3/4 with 252 pp. and 267 pages.
The Antiquary (1816) is a novel by Sir Walter Scott about several characters including an antiquary: an amateur historian, archaeologist and collector of items of dubious antiquity. He is the eponymous character and for all practical purposes the hero, though the characters of Lovel and Isabella Wardour provide the conventional love interest. The Antiquary was Scott's own favourite of his novels, and is one of his most critically well-regarded works; H. J. C. Grierson, for example, wrote that "Not many, apart from Shakespeare, could write scenes in which truth and poetry, realism and romance, are more wonderfully presented."
Brown blind stamped corners on boards with a gilt embellished spine title, & light green endpapers. Cover lightly rubbed with few mild soil stain and light wear to extremities. Secure binding with clean pages and mostly light to moderate foxing. Two volumes in one. About 5-1/2 x 3-1/2 with 326 & 215 pages. Scarce!
Kenilworth is a historical romance novel by Sir Walter Scott, one of the Waverley novels, first published on 13 January 1821. Set in 1575 it leads up to the elaborate reception of Queen Elizabeth at Kenilworth Castle by the Earl of Leicester who is complicit in the murder of his wife Amy Robsart at Cumnor.
Brown cover with blind stamp at board corners and embellished gilt spine title art, with light green endpapers. Secure binding with a slightl spine shift, and light to moderate foxing. Light edge tears at spine bottom edge, mildly rubbed cover & edges with a vertical surface crease to rear board. Two volumes in one. About 5-1/2 x 3-3/4 with 244 & 330 pages. Scarce!
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright,
historian and biographer who is often considered both the inventor and the greatest practitioner of the historical novel. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature.