1861 Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe
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First Edition, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding
First edition. In the Carter 'A' binding with the extra gilt spine. An outwardly simple tale of a linen weaver, the novel is notable for its strong realism and its sophisticated treatment of issues ranging from religion to industrialisation to community. Written by Mary Ann Evans, known by her pen name of George Eliot, an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Includes half-title. With a sixteen-page Blackwood catalogue, and four-page Carlyle catalogue to the rear.
In the original cinnamon cloth. Externally, smart with some bumping and rubbing to the extremities. Minor loss to the head and tail of the spine, as well as the corners of the board. Front joint slightly starting but firm. The odd small mark to the board. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with light scattered spotting. Contemporary ink inscription to front pastedown.
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