Mill on the Floss

ELIOT, George. Mill on the Floss.

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ELIOT, George. Mill on the Floss. London: The Gresham Publishing Co., [c.1890].

8vo,. Publisher's deluxe binding of original straight-grained burgundy leather-backed brown cloth boards, single line vertical rule to sides in gilt, strikingly decorated and lettered with an Art Nouveau design in gilt to flat spine, grey endpapers; illustrated frontis and five further plates by T. H. Robinson; pp. [ii], frontis, ix, [iii], 438; light scuffs to head and foot, a few spots to edges and upper edge a trifle dust-soiled, else a superior copy, scarce in this binding.
First edition with illustrations by Robinson, presented in the superior de luxe publisher's leather with very pleasing Art Nouveau detailing. T. H. Robinson was the elder brother of Charles and W. Heath (or Heath Robinson), who were also illustrators.
The novel spans a period of 10 to 15 years and details the lives of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, siblings growing up at Dorlcote Mill on the River Floss at its junction with the more minor River Ripple near the fictional village of St Ogg's in Lincolnshire.