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Eliot George
Edinburgh and London William Blackwood and Sons 1860. 3 volumes. First edition. Carter's first state without the ad leaf to Vol. I (which was inserted later) and with ads in Vol. III citing the seventh edition of Adam Bede as opposed to eighth. 8vo, scarce in the publisher's original cinnamon cloth, the spines attractively lettered and decorated in gilt, the boards paneled in blind. This is Carter's binding "A" with Burn's binder's ticket in Vol. I. Copies of the "A" binding in such pleasing state are very rare indeed. vi, 361; vi, 319; vi, 313, 16 ads, pp. A very nice set in first issue state, the text very clean and fresh with no foxing, the scarce original "A" state cloth bindings very handsome and well preserved with just a little bumping and mellowing as would be expected, the cinnamon cloth and the gilt both still fresh. Some separation at the free-fly and pastedowns. FIRST EDITION, EARLIEST ISSUE IN THE "A" BINDING, IN THE PUBLISHER'S CLOTH, VERY SCARCE. With this novel, Eliot became firmly engrained in the public consciousness. It went into a second printing almost immediately and has remained to this day one of her most popular novels. Fine copies are scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. [Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.]
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