[Walter Scott]. Redgauntlet. A Tale of the Eighteenth Century. By the Author of "Waverley." Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co., 1824. First edition. Three volumes. Octavo (7.875 x 4.875 inches; 200 x 125 mm.). , 319, [1, blank]; , 328; 331, [1, blank], [4, ads] pages. Original blue-gray paper-covered boards with light brown paper spines with printed paper labels; page edges untrimmed; plain endpapers. Covers a little worn; joints starting and partially split; a couple minor cracks to the backstrips; spine ends chipped; boards lightly foxed and faintly discolored; board edges and corners bumped; Dublin bookseller's engraved adhesive label affixed to each front board. Endpapers lightly foxed, with adhesive residue to each front pastedown; page edges worn as expected. Very good. A Waverley novel.
"For many literary critics, Redgauntlet is Scott's greatest novel. By the time it was written he was at the peak of his powers. He had written several novels with a Jacobite theme... using real historical situations as the settings for his own characters. In Redgauntlet, however, he freed himself from history and imagined a third Jacobite Rising." (Magnus Magnusson. Scotland. The Story of a Nation. New York: . p. 635). Todd-Bowden 178A.a. (#10339).