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[SCOTT, Walter]. Quentin Durward.

Edinburgh. Printed for Archibald Constable and Co., 1823. First edition.
8vo. In three volumes. [2], lxiii, [1], 273, [1]; 331, [1]; 360pp. Without half-titles. Bound by Swinnerton of Macclesfield in contemporary blind-stamped half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Lightly rubbed. Binder's tickets and armorial bookplates of Thomas Hibbert to all FEPs, contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of Carolina H. Hibbert to all titles.
The first edition of Sir Walter Scott's (1771-1832) historical novel centred on a Scottish archer in the service of the French King Louis XI; the seventeenth title in the Waverley Novels series.

The present copy was bound by James Swinnerton, bookseller, bookbinder, and stationer, printer and publisher of the Macclesfield Herald and Congleton Gazette, and sometime agent to the London Genuine Tea Company.

From the library of sometime High Sheriff of Cheshire, Thomas Hibbert (1788-1879). In 1823 Thomas had married Mary Caroline Henrietta Cholmondely (1803-1879), the eldest daughter of Charles Cholmondeley of Overleigh, Cheshire. In 1835, Hibbert inherited the family seat of Birtles Hall from his father Robert, alongside the staggering sum of £250,000 in personalty as well as his 'Jamaica estates with slaves, stocks etc.'
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref: 25781