With Six Illustrations by J. E. Millais. In Three Volumes.London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1861 Stock Code: 128274
A very good set in original clothFirst edition in book form of the fourth "Barsetshire" novel. The novel first ran serially in the newly created Cornhill Magazine from January 1860 to April 1861, edited by Trollope's friend Thackeray. It was the first of Trollope's works to be illustrated by another friend, the pre-Raphaelite John Everett Millais. Uncommon in cloth, ranking 11th in Sadleir's list of comparative rarities.
3 volumes, octavo. Original purple-brown embossed cloth, rebacked preserving original backstrips, titles in gilt to spines, pale yellow endpapers. Housed in custom brown cloth slipcase.
6 wood-engraved plates by Dalziel after J. E.Millais, and 16 pp. of publisher's advertisements dated April 1861 at end of vol. 3.
W. H. Smith & Son's subscription library pink labels to front pastedowns, vol. 3 with inserted four-page booklet listing railway stalls where W. H. Smith books could be rented, early ink ownership inscriptions to front free endpapers. Spines uniformly sunned, the bindings otherwise bright, scattered faint foxing; a very good set.
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