Edinburgh, London: Robert Cadell, John Murray & Whittaker & Co., 1839. Second edition. Hardcover. Duodecimo. Original burgundy three-quarter leather over burgundy cloth with gilt ruling on covers, gilt lettering and ruling on spine; raised bands. Gilt top edges. Marbled endpapers. Bayntun Binders. Frontispiece engravings by G. B. Shaw and others. Title page with engravings by J. Horsburgh and others. Second printed title pages.
"London, December 20, 1936. In obedience to the instructions of Sir Walter Scott's last will, I had made some progress in a narrative of his personal history, before there was discovered, in an old cabinet at Abbotsford, an autobiographical fragment, composed by him in 1808–shortly after the publication of his Marmion. This fortunate accident rendered it necessary that I should altogether remodel the work which I had commenced." (J. G. Lockhart). Bindings with light wear along edges, light bumping to corners. Previous owner's printed sticker on front marbled endpaper of first volume. Bindings and interiors in overall very good condition. vg. Item #45428