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ELIOT, George.

Felix Holt....

The radical.

Availability: In stock

Published: Edinburgh & London William Blackwood and Sons, 1866

Stock Code: 124478

£450
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition. Set in the familiar midland countryside of Eliot's early novels, Felix Holt deals with the upheavals of society at the time of the first Reform Act of 1832, anticipating the election scenes in her next novel, Middlemarch. The work was well-received commercially and "nearly 5,000 copies were sold in the first year" (ODNB).

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Description

3 volumes, octavo (198 x 130 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 set.

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