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Lot 2 volume set antique old leather books The Antiquary 1820 Gothic Novel
Lot 2 volume set antique old leather books The Antiquary 1820 Gothic Novel
Lot 2 volume set antique old leather books The Antiquary 1820 Gothic Novel
Lot 2 volume set antique old leather books The Antiquary 1820 Gothic Novel
Lot 2 volume set antique old leather books The Antiquary 1820 Gothic Novel
Lot 2 volume set antique old leather books The Antiquary 1820 Gothic Novel
Lot 2 volume set antique old leather books The Antiquary 1820 Gothic Novel
Lot 2 volume set antique old leather books The Antiquary 1820 Gothic Novel
Lot 2 volume set antique old leather books The Antiquary 1820 Gothic Novel
Lot 2 volume set antique old leather books The Antiquary 1820 Gothic Novel
Lot 2 volume set antique old leather books The Antiquary 1820 Gothic Novel

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Rare antique old leather books. THE ANTIQUARY by The Author of " Waverley " and "Guy Mannering".

Published by E Duyckinck, W. G Wiley & Co and L & F Lockwood. James & John Harper, Printers. Leather spine and corners, worn.

Completely split along front spine edge. Front cover held on by the stitching.

Blank page in front detached. Title page looks like it had name erased from top of page. Pages yellowed, various amounts of spotting yellowing throughout, some staining pages towards back. On blank page in back smudged or marked out. Leather spine, corners, worn, splits along spine edges.

Wear, spots, edge wear, top of title page also has area where it looks like name has been erased. Pages have yellowing, various amounts of spotting.

Stained bottom corner, a few folded corners, one page has small corner torn off. Books measure 5 3/4 tall. Dark red brown leather spines with gold lettering and bands.

Books would look great on your bookshelf! For lots of great books and more.

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE. (15 August 1771 - 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet with many contemporary. Readers in Europe, Australia, and North America.

Scott's novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. The Lady of the Lake.

And The Bride of Lammermoor. Although primarily remembered for his extensive literary works and his political engagement, Scott was an advocate. Judge and legal administrator by profession, and throughout his career combined his writing and editing work with his daily occupation as Clerk of Session. A prominent member of the Tory. Establishment in Edinburgh, Scott was an active member of the Highland Society.

And served a long term as President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The son of a Writer to the Signet.

Scott was born in 1771 in his Presbyterian family's third-floor flat on College Wynd in the Old Town. A narrow alleyway leading from the Cowgate.

To the gates of the University of Edinburgh. He survived a childhood bout of polio. In 1773 that left him lame.

A condition that was to have a significant effect on his life and writing. To cure his lameness he was sent in 1773 to live in the rural Scottish Borders. At his paternal grandparents' farm at Sandyknowe, adjacent to the ruin of Smailholm Tower. Here he was taught to read by his aunt Jenny, and learned from her the speech patterns and many of the tales and legends that characterised much of his work. In England, where they lived at 6 South Parade.

In the winter of 1776 he went back to Sandyknowe, with another attempt at a water cure at Prestonpans. The Scotts' family home in George Square, Edinburgh.

In October 1779 he began at the Royal High School of Edinburgh. He was now well able to walk and explore the city and the surrounding countryside. His reading included chivalric romances, poems, history and travel books. He was given private tuition by James Mitchell in arithmetic and writing, and learned from him the history of the Church of Scotland.

With emphasis on the Covenanters. After finishing school he was sent to stay for six months with his aunt Jenny in Kelso. Attending the local grammar school.

Who later became his business partners and printed his book. Scott began studying classics at the University of Edinburgh. In November 1783, at the age of 12, a year or so younger than most of his fellow students. In March 1786 he began an apprenticeship in his father's office to become a Writer to the Signet. While at the university Scott had become a friend of Adam Ferguson, the son of Professor Adam Ferguson.

Scott met the blind poet Thomas Blacklock. Who lent him books and introduced him to James Macpherson.

During the winter of 1786-87 the 15-year-old Scott saw Robert Burns. At one of these salons, for what was to be their only meeting. When Burns noticed a print illustrating the poem "The Justice of the Peace" and asked who had written the poem, only Scott knew that it was by John Langhorne.

And was thanked by Burns. After completing his studies in law, he became a lawyer in Edinburgh.

As a lawyer's clerk he made his first visit to the Scottish Highlands directing an eviction. He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates. He had an unsuccessful love suit with Williamina Belsches of Fettercairn, who married Scott's friend Sir William Forbes, 7th Baronet.

As a boy, youth and young man, Scott was fascinated by the oral traditions of the Scottish Borders. He was an obsessive collector of stories, and developed an innovative method of recording what he heard at the feet of local story-tellers using carvings on twigs, to avoid the disapproval of those who believed that such stories were neither for writing down nor for printing. At the age of 25 he began to write professionally, translating works from German. His first publication being rhymed versions of ballads by Gottfried August Bürger. He then published an idiosyncratic three-volume set of collected ballads of his adopted home region, The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border.

This was the first sign from a literary standpoint of his interest in Scottish history. As a result of his early polio infection, Scott had a pronounced limp. He was described in 1820 as tall, well formed (except for one ankle and foot which made him walk lamely), neither fat nor thin, with forehead very high, nose short, upper lip long and face rather fleshy, complexion fresh and clear, eyes very blue, shrewd and penetrating, with hair now silvery white. Although a determined walker, on horseback he experienced greater freedom of movement.

Unable to consider a military career, Scott enlisted as a volunteer in the 1st Lothian and Border yeomanry. The Antiquary (1816) is a novel. About several characters including an antiquary. An amateur historian, archaeologist and collector of items of dubious antiquity.

Although he is the eponymous character, he is not necessarily the hero, as many of the characters around him undergo far more significant journeys or change. Instead, he provides a central figure (and location) for other more exciting characters and events - on which he provides a sardonic commentary. The book is written in the third person so the narrative does not remain with the antiquary. This is Scott's gothic novel. Redolent with family secrets, stories of hidden treasure and hopeless love, with a mysterious, handsome, young man, benighted aristocracy and a night-time funeral procession to a ruined abbey.

The romance and mystery is counterpoised by some of Scott's more down-to-earth characters, and grittily unromantic events. Scott wrote in an advertisement to the novel that his purpose in writing it, similar to that of his novels Waverley and Guy Mannering, was to document Scottish life and manners of a certain period, in this case the last decade of the 18th century. Scott included a glossary of Scottish terms as an appendix to the novel.

At the opening of the story, Lovel meets Oldbuck. While taking a coach from Edinburgh. Oldbuck, interested as he is in antiquities, has with him Gordon's.

Itinerarium, a book about Roman. The book interests Lovel, to the surprise of Oldbuck and by their shared interest the two become friends. Oldbuck invites Lovel to come to Monkbarns and takes the opportunity of a willing listener to divulge his ancient knowledge. L", which Oldbuck takes to mean " Agricola Dicavit Libens Lubens.

The local beggar, disputes the antiquary's history, in one of the more amusing scenes of the story (see image at left). Taking refuge on a cliff. Oldbuck decides to introduce Lovel to his good friend, Sir Arthur Wardour. When Sir Arthur arrives, Lovel meets Arthur's daughter, Isabella and the two realize they have seen each other before.

Because Lovel is illegitimate, she knows her father would not approve of a marriage between them. When she sees Lovel standing in the road waiting to talk to her, she convinces her father to take the long way home, walking down to the beach. Luckily, Edie Ochiltree, having the insight that someone may be trapped on the beach not knowing that the tide was coming in, finds the Wardours and helps them escape the rising waters. Then, Lovel appears and gets them to relative safety, huddling on the side of a rocky cliff. Finally, Oldbuck arrives with men and ropes to pull the four up over the cliff to safety.

A while later, Oldbuck takes Lovel, the Wardours, his niece and nephew, Douster-swivel and a priest to the ancient ruins of Saint Ruth on Sir Arthur's property. While exploring the property, they discuss an ancient treasure that they believe to be buried at the ruins. Captain M'Intyre dominates Isabella's attention, which she leaves in favor of Lovel's to the dismay of M'Intyre.

M'Intyre, angered at this slight, discovers that Lovel is in the military, but realizes he knows of no one named Lovel in his division and calls him out upon the topic. They agree to a duel and return to the scene to fight for their individual honor.

Lovel's bullet strikes best and leaves M'Intyre bleeding on the ground, when Lovel flees with Edie to avoid a potential arrest. In their hiding, Edie and Lovel see Douster-swivel and Sir Arthur return to the ruins, looking for treasure. They see Douster-swivel attempting to convince Sir Arthur of his magical abilities to find gold and he does conveniently find a small bag under a stone. Sir Arthur and Dousterswivel Searching for the Treasure, the Dalziel Brothers. Oldbuck, understanding Douster-swivel's knavery, confronts him about his cons and takes Sir Arthur back to the ruins to look for treasure without Douster-swivel's magical intervention.

Digging further under the same stone under which Douster-swivel had previously found treasure, they discover a chest full of silver, which Sir Arthur promptly takes back home. Edie hangs behind and whispers for Douster-swivel to join him. Then, showing the con artist the lid to the chest, with the phrase "Search 1" written on it. Edie convinces the German mage that this phrase means there is a second chest nearby, this time full of gold. They return at night and dig, but cannot find another chest.

Just as Douster-swivel is starting to realize that Edie is mocking him, Steenie Mucklebackit jumps from the shadows and knocks Douster-swivel unconscious. Steenie and Edie flee to Steenie's house, where Steenie shows him Douster-swivel's pocketbook, accidentally picked up during the excitement. Edie makes him promise to return the pocketbook and then leaves. Alas, Steenie is not long for this world and dies in a fishing accident the next day. As the family is in mourning, Elspeth, Steenie's grandmother, comes out of a long senility to tell Edie to take a ring and a message to Lord Glenallan. Oldbuck, whose land the Mucklebackits occupy, comes to help carry the casket and pay his respects, to the awe and thanks of the family. Edie meets Lord Glenallan and gives him the ring and tells him to go visit Elspeth. Glenallan does and learns from her his own history. He had married a woman named Eveline Neville, who his mother helped convince was his sister after she had already become pregnant. Eveline attempts to commit suicide by jumping into the sea. She is taken from the water barely alive and dies after giving birth. The child is taken by another maid named Theresa and is raised by Glenallen's younger brother as his own illegitimate son. Glenallen does not know this. Glenallan never recovers from believing that he committed a violation of nature. Elspeth tells him that Eveline was not his sister and that his marriage with her was perfectly legitimate. It relieves his mind and he desires to find his son. Meanwhile, Edie is arrested for attacking Douster-swivel. Oldbuck proves that Douster-swivel is merely a thief and frees Edie, who immediately goes upon a mission.

Oldbuck then receives word that Sir Arthur, who has been heavily in debt, is under arrest and has the valuables of his home being taken. Finally, a mistake causes the national warning system-a series of towers with fires that can be lit to warn of invasion-to be lit and everyone believes the French are invading.

Oldbuck dons his sword and travels to town to help with defence along with his nephew, who promptly assumes the role of a commander. As they prepare for the defence, Lord Glenallan comes in with his highland troops.

Finally, Lovel and Captain Wardour arrive to take command of the defence and it is revealed that Lovel is actually Major Neville. Further, Oldbuck realizes that Major Neville is Glenallan's son and the two are reunited. Major Neville becomes the next Lord Glenallen and is now free to marry Isabella Wardour. Add a map to your own listings. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible".

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  • Binding: Leather
  • Subject: Literature & Fiction
  • Topic: Classics
  • Year Printed: 1820
  • Author: sir walter scott
  • Place of Publication: New York

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