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A Novel.London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1891 Stock Code: 109764
NotesFirst edition, first issue, in the original cloth without the cancel title page stating second edition. One of fewer than 1,000 copies of Gissing's strongest book, an acknowledged classic; from the library of the bibliographer of Victorian fiction, Walter E. Smith, with his lightly pencilled ownership inscriptions to the front free endpaper of each volume.
3 volumes, octavo. Original morocco-grain green cloth, titles to spines gilt, titles and decorative borders to front boards in black, yellow coated endpapers.
Without the terminal advert leaf in vol. 1 found only in a small minority of copies (no priority).
Spine ends and corners a little worn, sides rubbed, endpapers apparently relined at an early date, still a good set.
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