ELIOT, George (author). Scenes of Clerical Life.
ELIOT, George (author). Scenes of Clerical Life.

ELIOT, George (author). Scenes of Clerical Life.

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ELIOT, George (author). Scenes of Clerical Life. London; William Blackwood And Sons.1858.

8vo.; 2 volumes; finely and strikingly bound in half nineteenth-century deep-red morocco over marbled boards, spines with 5 raised bands, ruled and decorated gilt in compartments, with gilt centres, lettered direct in gilt, top edges gilt, others sprinkled red, gilded marbled endpapers; pp. [iv], [3]-366; [iv] + 381, bound without half-titles; externally very good, and handsome, with an attractive patina and without wear, internally uncommonly clean and crisp with very occasional light marking and one lateral scarf tear (closed) to a text leaf (p.353, volume I), long ago carefully repaired, and not affecting legibility, with no loss; with nineteenth-century engraved bookplates to inner upper cover of each volume; scarce.
First edition of George Eliot's first published novel.

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