Limited Editions Club, 1961. Limited edition. 1/1500. Quarto. (xxvii), 447pp, . Brown buckram slipcase, tan label with brown border and brown lettering mounted on spine. Golden brown leather binding with gilt ruling near head and tail of covers and spine, gilt motif on front cover, gilt lettering and motif on spine. Top of paper edges in light brown.
This limited edition, #87 of 1500 copies hand numbered and signed by illustrator Robert Ball, contains beautifully drawn b/w and color illustrations. Waverley is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832). Published anonymously in 1814 as Scott's first venture into prose fiction, it is often regarded as the first historical novel in the western tradition. The book became so popular that Scott's later novels were published as being "by the author of Waverley". His series of works on similar themes written during the same period have become collectively known as the "Waverley Novels". The novel was well-received by contemporary critics, and well-liked by those who purchased novels in the early 19th century. It has continued in favour with later critics.
Slipcase with minor shelf wear on covers, light water stains to top, bottom and spine. Head and tail of slipcase spine lightly bumped. Binding with light rubbing along hinges of spine, chipping and/or closed tears at bottom of spine. Minor bumping to bottom corners. Slipcase in very good-, binding in good+, interior in near fine condition overall. good+ to near fine. Item #45253