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TROLLOPE, Anthony.

The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson:

By One of the Firm. Edited by Anthony Trollope. Reprinted from the "Cornhill Magazine." With Four Illustrations.

London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1870 Stock Code: 128298
£2,375.00
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Hugh Walpole's copy in near-fine condition

First authorized edition in book form (Sadleir calls it a "secondary first"), unusually for Trollope preceded in book form by a pirated American edition published by Harper's in New York as early as 1862, following serialization in The Cornhill Magazine. Smith, Elder published this edition uniform with their long series of Illustrated Editions of Popular Works. As in some copies, the illustration to be placed at p. 148 is here inserted as the frontispiece facing the illustrated title. This copy is from the library of the English novelist Sir Hugh Walpole (1884-1941), author of a Trollope biography published in 1928, with his Brackenburn gilt-embossed dark red paper book label to front pastedown.

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Description

Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles and decorations in gilt and black to spine, decorations blocked in black to boards, publisher's monogram in gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Housed in reddish brown cloth chemise and matching morocco-backed slipcase with titles in gilt to spine labels.

Illustrations

4 wood-engraved plates, 2 pp. of publisher's advertisements at end.

Condition

A hint of wear, the binding otherwise remarkably bright, gatherings 6-8 starting but firm, internally clean; a near-fine copy.

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