SIR WALTER SCOTT, THE WAVERLY NOVELS , EARLY 20TH C.:Scott, Walter (1777-1832). The Waverly Novels of Sir Walter Scott. New York: Fred DeFau & Company, n.d. Numbered 728 of 1,000 editions published. Having twenty-three volumes, each illustrated with frontispieces, and each with three quarter red morocco and marbled paper sides, gilt spine with foliate tooling, and top edge gilt. Titles include: "Waverley, or Tis Sixty Years Since"; "Guy Mannering, or, The Astrologer"; "The Antiquary"; "Rob Roy"; "The Tale of Old Morality"; "The Heart of Midlothian"; "The Bride of Lammermoor"; "Ivanhoe"; "The Monastery"; "Kenilworth"; "The Pirate"; "The Fortunes of Nigel"; "Peveril of the Peak"; Quentin Durward"; "St. Ronan's Wall"; "Redgauntlet"; "The Betrothed & Highland Widow"; "The Talisman"; "Woodstock, or, The Cavalier"; "St. Valentine's Day, or, The Fair Maid of Perth"; "Anne of Geierstein, or, The Maiden in the Mist"; "Count Robert of Paris"; and "Castle Dangerous".
With wear in the form or rubbing and chipping to the boards, especially to marbled paper. Many of the spines are cracked or have open tears. Some of the spines are fully detached to one side. The leather also shows signs of red rot, and is in sore need of conditioning. The binding itself remains tight, and there is minor tanning to the pages. Overall, the binding is in as-is condition, but the text remains in good condition throughout.