Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; and Hurst, Robinson, and Co., London, 1822. Item #01366
First Edtion, First Issue
[SCOTT, Sir Walter]. The Fortunes of Nigel. By the Author of "Waverly, Kenilworth," &c. In Three Volumes. Ediinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; and Hurst, Robinson, and Co., London, 1822.
First edition, first issue, entirely uncut, with all signed gathering points at noted by Todd & Bowden. Three octavo volumes (7 13/16 x 4 5/8 inches; 198 x 118 mm). , xlviii, [2, fly-leaf], 313, [1, blank]; , , 4-334, [1, printer's imprint], [1, blank]; , , 4-349, [1, blank] pp.
Contemporary purple cloth. Black calf title and volume labels. All volumes watermarked D&A Cowan 1819. With all half- and fly-titles present. Top edge rough, others untrimmed. Volume three bound without advertisements at rear. Spines sunned. Some fading and blistering to cloth. Withal, a very good set.
Only one copy has come to auction within the last thirty-five years, in the original boards with split joints. This is the only copy in the marketplace with its edges uncut.
Todd & Bowden: 157a. Worthington 13.