“For he that does good, having the unlimited power to do evil, deserves praise not only for the good which he performs, but for the evil which he forbears.” ― Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE IN ORIGINAL BOARDS complete with half-titles and publisher's ads.
Walter Scott’s most popular and influential novel, Ivanhoe has been credited with reviving an interest in Romanticism. In fact it was John Henry Newman who said that Scott "had first turned men's minds in the direction of the middle ages". Additionally, much of what we now understand as the Robin Hood legend originated in Ivanhoe.
First Issue: First volume with with pagination error at p. 158 and final page numbered 298. With 4pp ads vol 1, 3pp ads vol 3.
Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co., 1820. Octavo, original boards rebacked. Some wear to boards, text extremely clean. Faint signature and date (1820) of "Sophia Tathwell" on half-titles. Tiny faint library stamp on advertisement leaf of volume I and second half-titles of volumes 2 and 3.
Price: $5,500 .