New York, NY: The American News Company, no date [circa 1890's]. [Classic Literature] EARLY JACKET, 'Excelsior' edition, printed from the last revised edition. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp. 593 . With a pair of facing wood engraved frontispieces. Publisher's green cloth elaborately decorated in black and gilt to spine and upper board. Green foliate endpapers. With the ORIGINAL DUST-JACKET, cream printed in black to match the cloth decoration, with an advert for the works of Charles Dickens to the back cover. Black ink gift inscription to flyleaf; very light spotting to edges. Cloth near-fine, with a few marks around joints, spine and board edges. Jacket in remarkable condition; barely toned, with small chips and closed tears to edges due being a few millimetres too tall for the book. Near-fine. Scott's classic late 12th century tale of the dwindling Saxon nobility on the eve of Richard I's capture by Leopold of Austria, also featuring the first modern characterisation of Robin Hood. Item #51628
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