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First edition identification and notes Only 10, copies of Ivanhoe were published in its first run, and they were all sold within two weeks, and they are exceedingly scarce. Other collectible or notable editions While the first few printings of Ivanhoe were published as three volumes, later editions included the story in just one volume. Log-in or create an account first! The books are bound in the publisher's brown cloth with the paper labels present on the spines. The bindings are tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear.

The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy in collector's condition. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation.. I misnumbered and all Half titles present in each book. The author's advertisements leaf is present in volume 1 with the three page publisher's catalogue at the end of volume 3. All three books are in great shape with minor wear and repair.

The pages have some minor foxing with light wear. Edinburgh, and Hurst, Robinson and Co. First edition, first issued with page of vol. Half title in each volume. Clean, fresh, tight set. No signatures or bookplates. Enclosed in a brown cloth slipcase..

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First Edition; three volumes; early twentieth-century half-leather and marbled boards by Bayntun; top edge gilt; gilt-decorated spines; a very clean set; bound with half-titles but without the advertisements at the back of volume III. First Edition; three volumes; early twentieth-century half-leather and marbled boards by Bayntun; top edge gilt; gilt-decorated.

Bound in three contemporary beautiful straightgrained morocco, spines gilt, gilt borders, hinges slightly weak. A beautiful set exhibiting slight yellowing to pages due to age and with evidence of minor foxing. The points in volume one: With Ivanhoe Walter Scott gave birth to the historical novel and it is credited with the revival of courtly romance novels and medievialism; Cardinal John Henry Newman claimed that Scott "had first turned men's minds in the direction of the middle ages".

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The character that Scott gave to Robin Hood in Ivanhoe helped shape the modern notion of this figure as a cheery, decent, patriotic and noble outlaw. Ivanhoe sold at an astonishing rate. Within less than two weeks, the entire first printing of 10, copies was sold out and the demand for more copies kept going up.

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Translated into numerous languages, it marked the beginning of Scott's European literary adventure and the emergence of the historical novel as an international phenomenon. Clerk noted how our names for livestock generally have Anglo-Saxon origins e. Scott, Constable, Ballantyne, and the Publication of Ivanhoe. First Edition; three volumes; rebacked with new cloth, mounting the remains of the spine labels; new endpapers; complete with the half titles in all three volumes; this copy conforms to all but two of the many pressmarks present in the first issue.

In a custom clamshell box. First Edition; three volumes; rebacked with new cloth, mounting the remains of the spine labels; new endpapers; complete with th. First Edition; three volumes; contemporarily bound without half-titles in half-leather and marbled boards rubbed ; bookplates; good to very good. First Edition; three volumes; contemporarily bound without half-titles in half-leather and marbled boards rubbed ; bookplates;.

Archibald Constable and Co, The three volumes are three quarter-bound in green morocco over textured green cloth with twin gold rules on the borders on both front and rear boards, spine with 5 gilt raised bands and gilt design and lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Lacking the half-titles in volume 1 and volume 2, advertisements at the end of volume 3 are not bound in fly titles present in all 3 volumes.

Volume 1 has the pagination error indicative of the first edition and 'toilsome' at xv. An attractive set of Scott's best known novel, a historical romance set in 12th century England. The green leather has mellowed to a rich brown on the spines, a few traces of rubbing and trivial wear to the boards, the vast majority of the leaves are quite clean a few have hints of foxing.

Evening Star Books Published: First edition, first issue, with all points listed by Worthington.

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Half-titles present in all 3 volumes. Neat former owner's name in ink on all 3 volumes. Half calf with marbled boards. Professionally re-backed in matching calf leather retaining original boards and end-papers. Titled in gilt on red morocco leather labels. Gilt and blind tooling to spines.

Some minor spotting; leather browned; bookplates; very good. Bound into this set are Cruikshank illustrations from the edition. Edinburgh - Archibald, Constable and Co. A handsomely bound early edition Ivanhoe, a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott published in , and set in 12th-century England. With a dedicatory epistle tothe Rev. In three volumes complete. Ivanhoe is sometimes credited for increasing interest in Romanticism and Medievalism; John Henry Newman claimed Scott had first turned men's minds in the direction of the middle ages, while Carlyle and Ruskin made similar claims to Scott's overwhelming influence over the revival based primarily on the publication of this novel.

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet - was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Previous owner's ink inscription to title of volume three. Handsomely rebound in quarter morocco with cloth covered boards. Externally, in a lovely condition with only minor shelfwear. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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A true classic, written in the early 's, but relevant as long as men wish good to triumph over evil. Scott's style takes breaking into, as it should considering the language's evolution over the last years. But once you have, it's as rich a tapestry of medieval life as one can find anywhere. This is the third time I've read the book, and I've probably seen the film a dozen times, and never seem to tire of it. This time, however, has had a special reward: Instead of having to guess or refer to a dictionary to understand archaic words no longer used or whose meaning has changed over the centuries, reading it on a Kindle, with a readily available, built-in dictionary has made this a special treat.

I recommend it without reservation. This was a challenge read for me but well worth the extra time spent on it. The author has command of the English language and is quite the loquacious writer. I felt it was not a simple story with a hero, but a time in history which incorporates the different peoples of England with church, nobles and the peasantry. The author has been fastidious in his research for the time period in which the story takes place and in the end of the book has listed notes of his historic information and footnotes. This is a story of Chivalry so it includes Knights, battles and historic characters as well as the famous legendary Robin Hood.

I also found some humor along the way. The author also has many phrases in Latin and French and I really learned some history in the process of reading. I was highly entertained. I read Ivanhoe and Waverly about 20 years ago and wish that I could find my Penguin editions now: Without same end notes, I believe this work lacks the appropriate prescribed! I enjoyed this book.

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It is a rousing story, however it bogs down with the telling. The conversations drone on and on with lots of "mayhaps", "perchance", "methinks", and various Latin phrases, etc. Yes, it is possibly true that people spoke that way a thousand years ago, but it sometimes makes for difficult reading and comprehension. Overall though, I give this book four stars because it is a good story.

To read about the plight of specific downtrodden people in merry old England is a bit of an eye-opener. And to see that certain characters can set aside these prejudices and do "what's right" makes this a good story. This isn't the Hollywood movie version, even though the movie does follow the story, that concentrates more on swordplay and knights in armor to stirring martial music.

This is more subtle and deals more with people, personalities, and inner strength.

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Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. It's been a while since I've read this, but I wanted my own copy so I could revisit it at my leisure. It is a nice classic novel with the use of a lot of old English. If you want to expand your vocabulary with old words that many don't use anymore I would highly recommend it.

If you are worried about what kind of content there is, it is clean with no language to really worry about. Written in by Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe is a novel that is, by some critics, credited with the revival of modern interest in the Middle Ages, and the principals of chivalry. Ivanhoe contains a fascinating portrayal of the very gradual merging of the Saxon and Norman cultures after William the Conqueror prevailed at the Battle of Hastings.

But, again, this probably isn't the reason that you might be induced to pick up a book you've often heard of, but never been tempted to read or listen to. Arguably, Ivanhoe's most admirable and intriguing character is a Rebecca, a young and beautiful Jewish woman. Scott leverages Rebecca's travails into a thoughtful and powerful exploration of the oppression of women, and the brutal discrimination against medieval Judaism. I'm guessing that's not why you'll make room on your "to be read" pile for an almost year old novel.

But here's why you might want to take an "I'll read fifty pages, and if I don't like it, won't read the rest" approach to the tale of Ivanhoe: Get those fifty pages under your mental belt, and you won't put it down. Because it has it all: Ah, for a world when right makes might, instead of the 21st century might makes right. Oh for a century where bromances were based on shared adventure and combat rather than epic bouts of drinking or the mentality that the Jackass movies are based on.

Through all of the above, Sir Walter Scott's witty, careful, and exquisitely crafted sequences of dialogue give a glimpse of the beauty of human discourse or, intercourse, as Scott refers to it before we began to communicate in tweets, twitters, text messages, instant messages, and Facebook comments. Ivanhoe, one should know, is barely about the character Ivanhoe. Though he is a fine young man of courage and honor, the plot swirls and thickens while Ivanhoe is largely indisposed for one reason or another.