PUBLISHER : The Walter Scott Company, London, 1882-1931

ABOUT: A Wikipedia footnote cites The Walter Scott Publishing Company: A Bibliography (Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography) by John R. Turner (1997), [...] with the following account of this company: "In 1882, Walter Scott, a successful businessman with little formal education, found himself the surprised owner of a nearly bankrupt publishing company. Scott had agreed to act as mortgagor for the growing Tyne Publishing Company, but it soon became apparent that Tyne's programme of expansion was too ambitious - the company was hopelessly overcommitted. Scott appointed David Gordon, a dynamic Scotsman, as manager, and the Walter Scott Publishing House was born. Gordon began to improve the list by adding series: the Canterbury Poets Series, the Camelot Classics Series, the Great Writers Series, and the Contemporary Science Series. The company later published Tolstoy and Ibsen translations, as well as works by Bernard Shaw, Robert Blatchford and George Moore. The Walter Scott Publishing Company: A Bibliography lists the total output of the firm, from its founding until its liquidation in 1931." :

LUCILE’s ISSUED BY The Walter Scott Company:
None, only a selection of other poems.

Meredith's Poems. Selected, with an introduction by M. Betham-Edwards. "Authorized Edition". London: Walter Scott, [1890]. Sm. sq. 8vo, xiii, 250p. Copy in green half morocco by Dode offered by James Burmester, List III:382, 1987, GBP 25, a presentation copy inscribed to "The Countess de Grey from her aff. friend the Author", with bookplate of Gladys de Grey, and "neat manuscript corrections (in Lytton's hand?) on 27 pages". Burmester kindly confirmed that this edition contains only "Song from Lucile, The Bird of Paradise," not the full text.

See also Parker P. Simmons.

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Last revised: 10 July 2014