Archibald Constable, 1818.
First edition. 8vo. Complete in 3 volumes. pp. 321; 324 & 348. Contemporary early nineteenth century light brown half calf utilising original publishers grey paper backed boards. Later red morocco spine labels. All housed in a bespoke burgundy slipcase with silk ribbon pull. Some edgewear to leading extremities with no chipping or splitting to spine. A number of old marks to boards. Internally very fresh. Smal old pencil [bookseller's] "First Edition" to front endpaper. All half titles present. No overturned speech marks on last line of p193 vol ii - no issue priority established - Todd & Bowden p.440. Old attractive heraldic bookplate on endpaper of each volume. Internally appear crisp & unread. An attractive contemporary early nineteenth century bound set of the first edition.
An historical novel probably set in 1715, the year of the first Jacobite uprising when much of Scotland was in turmoil. It centres on the powerful and mysterious figure, Robert Roy Macgregor, known as Rob Roy. The action is based largely in the beautiful mountains & valleys surrounding Loch Lomond. It is described as a "brutally realistic depiction of the social conditions in Highland and Lowland Scotland in the early 18th century - the Highlanders were often compared to American Indian with their primitive and isolated lifestyle"
Todd & Bowden 112Aa.