50 volumes complete. No. 9 of 375 sets.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1912 - 1913. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings, each volume also with one original photograph as frontispiece and one specially painted coloured frontispiece by twenty most distinguished artists for this edition. Volume I with an autograph letter signed by Sir Walter bound in.
Quarto, three-quarter brown morocco over brown cloth, gilt lettered spines with raised bands, top edges gilt, pale brown endpapers, bound by Riverside Press. Minimal, trifling rubbing to edges, fine.
With original introduction to the Waverly Novels by the author, and subsequent forewords, as well as a ""General Preface"" and each volume containing explanatory notes to the illustrations.
The first uniform collection was published by Cadell and Co. in 48 volumes in 1829-1833. .