/Black Dwarf and Legend of Montrose Scott Nimmo c1890
The Black Dwarf and The Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott
Edited by the Rev. Hately Waddell, LL.D. with notes and a Glossary of Scotch Words and Foreign Phrases and Biographical and Critical Notes by the Editor.
Set in south-west Scotland in the immediate aftermath of the 1707 Union, The Black Dwarf was intended to be a story about the first, abortive, Jacobite uprising of 1708. Instead it developed into a gothic tale of the supernatural.
Against the background of Montrose's campaign of 1644'5, The Legend of Montrose centres on one of Scott's most memorable creations ' Sir Dugald Dalgetty of Drumthwacket. This hard-headed Aberdonian contrasts tellingly with the weird and passionate Highland feud in which he becomes perilously entangled, as the narrative moves from Dalgetty's unflinching encounter with the Duke of Argyll, to his dramatic escape from Inveraray Castle, to the battle of Inverlochy.
- Publisher W P Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell, Edinburgh; Undated c.1890
- Green Cloth Hardback with Gilt Series Title and Black Title and Decoration, 392 pp
- Size 190 x 130mm, 600g
Condition: Very Good - No Dust Jacket, Light Owners Name on Front Pastedown, No Inscriptions, Very Good Copy