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Scott, Walter

The Lord of the Isles. The only Russian edition.

The Lord of the Isles. The only Russian edition.

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Scott, Walter [The Lord of the Isles]. Vladetel' Ostrovov. A poem in six songs.

Moskva, Tip. Avgusta Semena, 1827.
12mo, 275 pp.

In contemporary half leather. 
In good condition, losses to spine, rubbed, foxing and stains to pages.

The one and only edition of the poem "The Lord of the Isles" by Walter Scott (1771-1832) in Russian, translated into prose.

The original poem, published in 1815, centers around Scotland's national hero, Robert the Bruce. Renowned for leading Scotland during the First War of Scottish Independence against England and reigning as King of Scots from 1306 to 1329, Robert finds himself in exile seeking refuge with Ronald, Lord of the Isles. The poem vividly portrays his dramatic appearance at Ronald's wedding feast, causing a division among the guests. Some are eager to support his claim to the Scottish crown, while others plot his demise.
This edition was printed in one of Moscow's finest printing houses, owned by a Frenchman named Auguste Semon, a distinguished publisher and typographer.

Levidova, # 249.

Very rare.
We couldn't trace any copy of this edition in the USA, two copies are in Europe, in Cambridge University Library and in Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome.

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