Daniel Deronda.Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1876 Stock Code: 143069
Eliot's last completed novelFirst edition, in the original parts, of Eliot's last completed novel. With the errata slip in parts 3 and 6; parts 1 to 7 with a slip advertising the next instalment.
"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, untrimmed. Housed in two custom green cloth solander boxes with titles in gilt to spines (lightly rubbed).
Advertisements in the front of each part, part 7 also with publisher's catalogue at end.
Vol. 1 sometime rebacked preserving the original backstrip, all vols. with some soiling and chipping to wrappers, occasional light spotting, a few damp stains to first and last few leaves mostly; still, a good set.
Sadleir 813; Wolff 2057; Parrish p. 39.
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