T. N. Foulis Ltd, 1913, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First Thus, Illustrated By: John M. Aiken
tipped-in colour frontis; titles; lists of chapters & illustrations. 11 further tipped-in plates from water-colour drawings by John M. Aiken. 'The Provost' is an ironic look at the career of a small town merchant and politician. Set in Irvine, Scotland, it follows the life of James Pawkie, the Provost of the title. Starting as a humble apprentice, he progresses to owning his own shop and eventually acquiring a large portion of Irvine. Simultaneously, he begins involvement in local politics with a seat on the town council. Eventually, he is elevated to the supreme position of local power, the Provost, where he uses his position and wealth to manipulate the residents of Irvine to do his bidding. James Pawkie is The Prince his domain. Using a comedic touch, John Galt delves into the issues of use and misuse of power. The Provost, one of Galt's the Tales of the West novels, is heralded as his one true masterpiece. 2 pages of publisher's titles to the rear. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 358 pages. small mark to front cover;. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Endpapers foxed,text block clean. Top edge brown, deckled outer & bottom edges (rough cut). Gilt titles spine, black titles front. brown cloth. Illustrator: John M. Aiken. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Novels; Scottish Novels; Scottish Writers; Scotland; 19th century; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3948.