Archibold Constable and Co. 1st 1824
8vo, half-bound in red cloth + red stained calf with gold titling + decoration to spine, wear to leather areas, dulling + staining to cloth. Prev owner's bookplate to fr pastedown – "Michael Hughes, Sherdley Hall". 405 gms
(Order reference 13690).
Redgauntlet (1824) is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, set in Dumfries, Scotland in 1765, and described by Magnus Magnusson (a point first made by Andrew Lang) as "in a sense, the most autobiographical of Scott's novels." It describes the beginnings of a fictional third Jacobite Rebellion, and includes "Wandering Willie's Tale", a famous short story which frequently appears in anthologies.