Title: The Journal of Sir Walter Scott>>BAYNTUN ...
Publisher: Edinburgh: Douglas & Foulis
Publication Date: 1927
Book Condition: Near Fine
viii, 943 printed pages. Portrait frontipiece. First published in 1890, this revised edition of 1927 expands the notes. Re-bound (c.1940) in three-quarter burgundy Levant morocco, the spine in six compartments with raised bands and alternating heraldic and baronial gilt tooled devices and gilt titling. Some very minor wear at the head and foot of the spine. Top edges in gilt. Marbled endpapers, signed "Bound by Bayntun Riviere, Bath, England". No ownership inscriptions. The Journal of Sir Walter Scott is a diary which the novelist and poet Walter Scott kept between 1825 and 1832. It records the financial disaster which overtook him at the beginning of 1826, and the efforts he made over the next seven years to pay off his debts by writing bestselling books. Since its first complete publication in 1890 it has attracted high praise, being considered by many critics one of the finest diaries in the language. In 1920, George Bayntun (1873-1940) purchased the bindery business of George Gregory, and in 1939, the Bayntun and Rivière binderies were incorporated into a new set of premises on Manvers Street in Bath, from where the business still operates today. Bookseller Inventory # 4224