Archibald Constable, 1822.
First edition, first printing. 8vo. Triple decker in original publisher's card boards with paper labels [as issued]. A very good set with original boards & spines. Some bumping & nicking to boards with slither chipping to spine tips. Original paper title labels complete with some nicking & toning. Internally complete with half titles. Neat old manuscript owner name to half titles in two vols & on endpaper in vol iii. A couple of old tape ghosts to endpaper of vol iii. Professional strengthening to endpaper hinge of vol iii & vol ii. A rare set in original boards.
Set in the reign of James VI and I, the Fortunes of Nigel sits among Scott's richest creations in political insight, range of characterisation and linguistic virtuosity.