Woodstock; or, the cavalier. A tale of the year sixteen hundred and fifty-one.
Edinburgh. Printed for Archibald Constable and Co., 1826. First edition.
8vo. In three volumes. , vi-xvi, 315, ; , 332; , 370pp. Without half-titles. Contemporary gilt-tooled half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Lightly rubbed. Scattered foxing.
The first edition of Sir Walter Scott's (1771-1832) historical novel inspired by the legend of the Good Devil of Woodstock, which in 1649 supposedly tormented parliamentary commissioners who had taken possession of a royal residence at Woodstock, Oxfordshire; the twenty-second title in the Waverley Novels series.£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref: 24760