Deluxe Limited Edition of Walter Scott's Waverly Novels in 51 Volumes
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
(Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin Company, 1913), 207 of 375 copies by the Riverside Press, small quarto (9 x 6.25 in.), full dark blue morocco with gilt covers, spine and page top edge. The inside front cover of each carries the library plate of Paul Smith Livermore; the first volume has a tipped in Autograph Signed Letter by Scott, 3pp., 8vo, November 11, 1827 to "Lady Shelly."
Estate of the late Paul Smith Livermore, Ithaca, NY and by descent to the consignor.
This set originated in the Livermore Estate of Ithaca, New York. Paul Livermore, a 1898 Cornell Law School graduate, held high executive positions in the Ithaca Gun Company.
The books display nearly no wear and can conservatively be considered in very fine condition; the letter is completely split along two folds with the unfortunate consequence that Scott's signature is halved. This document, however, could be removed and would display well in a frame.
$600 - 900