Waverley Novels Large Type Border Edition Complete 24 Volumes
The first of Scott’s Waverley Novels burst upon an astonished world in 1814. Its publication marked the emergence of the modern novel in the western world, influencing all the great nineteenth-century writers.
The first definitive edition was the 48-volume set published between 1829 and 1833 by Robert Cadell (named the “Magnum Opus” by Scott), and was based on previous editions, with new introductions and appendices by Scott.
The Border Edition edited by Andrew Lang was an update on the Magnum Opus edition with new material researched by Andrew Lang and was published by two different publishers in the
24 Volume Edition, John C Nimmo (1898-1900) & Macmillan (1900-1906)
The complete set in 24 volumes of the Large-Type Border Edition, edited by famous folklorist Andrew Lang, an authority on Sir Walter Scott and his biographer, contains Lang’s introductions.
This Complete 24 Volume Set Contains;
- I Waverley
- II Guy Mannering
- III The Antiquary
- IV Rob Roy
- V Old Mortality
- VI Heart Of Midlothian
- VII Montrose & Black Dwarf
- VIII The Bride Of Lammermoor
- IX Ivanhoe
- X The Monastery
- XI The Abbot
- XII Kenilworth
- XIII The Pirate
- XIV The Fortunes Of Nigel
- XV Peveril Of The Peak
- XVI Quentin Durward
- XVII St. Ronan’s Well
- XVIII Red Gauntlet
- XIX The Betrothed & The Talisman
- XX Woodstock
- XXI Fair Maid of Perth
- XXII Anne Of Geierstein
- XXIII Count Robert Of Paris/The Surgeon’s Daughter
- XXIV Castle Dangerous & Chronicles etc.
- Publisher John C Nimmo, London; 1898-1900
- Publisher Macmillan & Company Ltd., London; 1900-1906
- Green Cloth Hardback with Gilt Titles and Decoration
- This set contains 250 Superb Illustrations
- Size 200 x 140mm, 17.5kg
Things To Look Out For;
- Check For Uniform Edition not part Nimmo part Macmillan
- Check for Loose or Missing Illustrations
- Check All the Hinges for Cracking and Check the Soundness of the Bindings
- Check For Foxing (Brown/Orange fungal staining)
2 thoughts on “24 Volume Border Edition Nimmo/Macmillan 1898-1906”
I have a Border Edition (centenary) which has 23 vols and I have read that this is the number in the “complete” set; yours has 24. Could you explain this to me please?
(I can’t check the titles as the set i in storage at the moment).
You can find the full listing for the 24 volumes in my blog at; https://www.hcbooksonline.com/blog/?page_id=290