Ivanhoe. by SCOTT, Walter.

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Copy of the 5th Duke of Buccleuch whose education was overseen by Scott

~ Ivanhoe.

Edinburgh Printed for Archibald Constable & Co and Hurst, Robinson & Co, London 1820

First edition, first issue. 3 volumes. With half-titles. Pp. [vi],xxxiii, [i], 298; [iv], 327, [1]; [iv], 371, [1] + 3 pp. publisher’s catalogue. 8vo., in the original paper backed boards with paper spine labels, joints cracked, spines creased and chipped, labesl chipped, internally very clean. Housed in individual green cloth chemises in a large green morocco backed slipcase lettered in gilt.

Belonged to the 5th Duke of Buccleuch whose father had been a close friend and patron of Scott (he dedicated ‘Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border’ to him). Scott's land abutted the Buccleuch estate and when the 4th Duke died, Scott became responsible for overseeing the education of his friend's son, the 5th Duke, who owned this copy. Scott wrote of him ‘the little Buccleuch turns out a goodly youth with fine points of sense and generosity about him. A better selected course of reading..will do much for him’.
The book has six ownership inscriptions of the Duke (Duke of Buccleuch, Langholm Lodge) to front boards and pastedowns.

Worthington 8; Grolier One Hundred Books Famous in English Literature, 71
Stock ref: 10221
Keywords: Book, Scottish
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