Daniel Deronda.Edinburgh & London : 1876 Stock Code: 132085
NotesFirst edition, in the original parts. With the errata slip in parts 2, 3, and 6; parts 1 to 5 with a slip advertising the next instalment. Daniel Deronda was Eliot's last completed novel. "While creating once more a panorama of social classes and opinion and showing how individuals interact at times of social change, this novel spreads its net even wider than its predecessor, taking in the English aristocracy at one end of the scale and poor London Jews at the other end. George Eliot's ambitious plot brings the two extremes into close contact through the figure of Deronda himself; her comic treatment of the ludicrous hunting and shooting county set is daringly offset by her respectful description of the Jewish religion and culture" (ODNB).
4 volumes, octavo, in 8 parts. Original grey-green paper wrappers printed in black and red. Housed in two book-form blue green morocco-backed slipcases and chemises (scuffed in places).
Advertisements in the front of each part, part 7 also with publisher's catalogue at end.
Contemporary ownership inscriptions to half-titles of Lord Truro - Charles Robert Claude Wilde, 2nd Baron Truro (1816-1891), lawyer; bookseller's ticket in pt. 1 of Walter T. Spencer (fl. 1884-1923), London. First part lacks rear wrapper, some soiling and chipping to wrappers, occasional light spotting, chiefly marginal, overall a good set.
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