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London - Smith, Elder and Co 1863 - A first edition of Romola by mary Anne Evans under her pen name, George Eliot. Complete in three volumes. Bound by Bemrose of Derby, with a binder's stamp to each front pastedown. With an ink inscription to the title page of volume I, 'To my dear wife, 1st May 1865'. Romola (186263) is a historical novel by George Eliot set in the fifteenth century, and is a deep study of life in the city of Florence from an intellectual, artistic, religious, and social point of view. It first appeared in fourteen parts published in Cornhill Magazine from July 1862 (vol. 6, no. 31) to August 1863 (vol. 8, no. 44). The story takes place amidst actual historical events during the Italian Renaissance, and includes in its plot several notable figures from Florentine history. Condition: In half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, sound with slight shelfwear and loss to one leather spine label. Internally, firmly bound. No advertisement page to volume II. Bright with the odd spot and an ink mark to verso of one title page, offset to facing page. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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