Ivanhoe, a Romance 2 Vol. book plus 5 ephemera
Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher: published by M. Carey and Son
Date Published: 1820
Binding: Hard Cover
2 vols. Vol. 1, 288 pp; vol. 2, 309 pp. By the author of "Waverly," &c. Ribbed brown leather, gilt tooling on spine, new endpapers. Publication in 1820 by Samuel H. Parker in Boston is sometimes cited as the first American edition. 1820 date on title pages to both volumes. Deckled edges, small piece missing to p. 309 of vol. 2 but not affecting the text, no half titles. Foxing in both volumes, otherwise good condition. A scarce edition, 14 copies located by WorldCat.
• Included is a part of the original ms. of “Character of the Late John, Lord Somerville” from an article published in the Edinburgh Weekly Journal, 27 October 1819. The article was reprinted in vol. 1 of The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. Paris: Baudry’s European Library, 1837. The passage consists of 10 lines in Scott’s hand, beginning: “Lord Sommerville spent a considerable portion of his time in Scotland every year….” There are also 2 lines on the verso.
• Also included are: an undated pictorial card of Scott with reference to several works by him; and 2 cigarette Scott cards issued by Stephen Mitchell & Son in 1933.
• A legal document, William Laidlaw Tenant in Great laws and William Niel Tacksman of New Mills, 19 March 1800, with a handwritten and signed verdict by the Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott, written in his capacity as Advocate Sheriff Depute of Selkirkshire. “Decerns in absence conform to the conclusions of the libel and for fifteen shillings sterling of expenses besides the expense of extending the --- conform to the regulations to be --- by the --- fund. Walter Scott”.
On consignment with LDRB.
Good. Item #8739