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124473
ELIOT, George.

Adam Bede.

Availability: In stock

Published: Edinburgh & London William Blackwood and Sons, 1859

Stock Code: 124473

£600
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition of the author's first novel, "which brought her instant fame on its publication in February 1859. Dickens admired it (and guessed the author was a woman); Elizabeth Gaskell was flattered to be asked if she had written it" (ODNB).

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Description

3 volumes, octavo (194 x 121 mm). Early 20th-century tan half morocco by Birdsall & Son, Northampton, raised bands to spines, blue morocco labels, compartments decorated in gilt, blue cloth sides with a double gilt rule, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt.

Condition

Bookplate of Sir George John Armytage, 6th Baronet (1842-1918) to front pastedowns. Extremities a little rubbed, pale spotting to prelims, otherwise an excellent copy.

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