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[Complete set of her major works in first edition.]
Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1858-85. 13 works in 30 volumes, octavo. Attractively bound by Birdsall & Son, Northampton, in early 20th-century tan half morocco, blue cloth sides with a double gilt rule, spines gilt in compartments with two blue morocco labels to each, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Frontispiece to each volume of the Life. Armorial bookplates of Sir George John Armytage, 6th Baronet (1842–1918). Spines slightly faded, extremities a little rubbed, spotting generally to early and late leaves, the leaves of a few works faintly soiled, two works (Scenes of Clerical Life and Romola) with some leaves refurbished including the tipping in of early and late leaves, but always in a way consistent with honest repair; overall, very good. First editions of George Eliot's works, including all of her novels, two collections of poetry, one volume of her posthumously collected essays, and the 3-volume biography by her husband J. W. Cross, comprising: 1. Scenes from Clerical Life, two volumes (1858), 2. Adam Bede, three volumes (1859), 3. Mill on the Floss, three volumes (1860), 4. Silas Marner, one volume (1861), 5. Romola, three volumes (1863), 6. Felix Holt, three volumes (1866), 7. The Spanish Gypsy, one volume (1868), 8. Middlemarch, four volumes (1871-2), 9. Legend of Jubal and Other Poems, one volume (1874), 10. Daniel Deronda, four volumes (1876), 11. Impressions of Theophrastus Such, one volume (1879), 12. Essays and Leaves from a Note-Book, one volume (1884), and 13. George Eliot's Life, three volumes (1885). Half-titles present in the first, third, fourth, sixth, ninth, eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth works, and the errata slip present in the eighth (Middlemarch).
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