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This advertisement appeared in the 1820 edition printed by James Ballantyne and Co. and published by Archibald Constable and Co. in Edinburgh, and Hurst Robinson, and Co. in London. Scott initially penned Ivanhoe anonymously, but his publishers insisted on identifying the author on the title page as "The Author of Waverley," &c. Some later editions bore Scott's name and omitted this notice.


It was the Author's intention, that this Work should have been concluded, as it commenced, in the fictitious character. But a circumstance, to which more importance has been attached than it deserved, induced his respectable publishers to request, that some guarantee should appear upon the Title-page, in order to satisfy the Public that these Volumes were written by

The Author of Waverley.