Hardcover Book, The Ruin of Sir Walter Scott, Eric Quayle, First American Edition, Biography, Reference, Illustrated
A great book entitled The Ruin of Sir Walter Scott by Eric Quayle.
This book sets out to show how completely Scott was the architect of not only his own ruin, but also that of the printers and publishers whose fortunes were inextricably, and sometimes secretly, bound up with his own. It is a story of the delusion of grandeur and financial irresponsibility behind the creation of the Laird of Abbotsford, and of the financial bubble which the combined efforts of Scott, the Ballantynes, and Constable, his publisher, were unable to keep afloat.
Eric Stanley Quayle (1921–2001) was a noted British bibliophile, collector, historian and author.
8½ x 5¾ inches
Published by Clarkson N. Potter, Inc -- 1968 -- First American Edition
This book is in very good condition. The binding is tight, and the pages are clean and unmarked. Its covers are unmarked but have shelf wear and bending at the corners. The dust cover is in fair condition with some tearing at the top of the front page, tearing on the corners, and on the top of the spine.
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