A Collection of Engraved Portraits (Further Selection) Exhibited by the Late James Anderson Rose, at the Opening of the New Library and Museum of the Corporation of London, November, 1872 Volume 2

A Collection of Engraved Portraits (Further Selection) Exhibited by the Late James Anderson Rose, at the Opening of the New Library and Museum of the Corporation of London, November, 1872 Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...exceeded even his happiest days SIR WALTER SCOrr (continued): --in industrious speed." "Time and I against any two," he repeated, in reply to all condolence. He surrendered his town house and most of his available assets, but still clung to Abbotsford, although obliged to live there in humbler style. Woodstock was in print before the crisis occurred, and its first edition was sold to Longmans for more than 9,000. The Life of Napoleon was published the next year, realising 18,000, as was Chronicles of the Canongate, First Series. The result of his exertions from January, 1826, to January, 1828, was nearly 40,000 for his creditors. Thus the retrieval of Scott's fortune began nobly. At a dinner given for the benefit of the Edinburgh theatrical fund in February, 1827, "the Great Unknown" finally threw off the mantle of disguise, which, as he observed to a friend, had become somewhat tattered, and declared himself to be the sole author of the Waverley novels. His remaining works are the Chronicles of the Canongate, Second Series (1828); Tales of a Grandfather, first, second, and third series (11827-29), devoted to Scottish history; The Fair Mazd of Perth (11828); Anne of Geierstein (11829); a History of Scotland (1829-30) in Lardner's Cabinet Cycloptedia; Letters on Demonologt and Witchcraft (11830), published in Mun-ay's Family Library; another series of Tales of a Grandfather (1830), on French history; and a fourth series of Tales of my Landlord (11 8 31), containing Count Robert of Paris and Castle Dangerous. He also furnished the notes and prefaces for a cheap uniform series of the Waverley novels, commenced in 1829 by Robert Cadell, who had purchased half of the copyright; and the...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236987829
  • 9781236987822