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Early Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding
Early edition of Cranford Elizabeth Gaskell in half vellum binding.
Densely illustrated with lovely in-text illustrations by Hugh Thompson throughout.
This popular work was first published in 1853, inspired by the author's childhood in Knutsford as it follows a tranquil village life.
Elizabeth Gaskell, commonly known and referred to as 'Mrs Gaskell', was an English novelist and short story writer. Her work often reflects the lives of a variety of people across Victorian society, including the very poor.
Prior owner's ink inscription to the first free endpaper dated 1899.
In half vellum binding and cloth boards. Externally, smart. There is some minor rubbing to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. The spine is slightly faded and there are a few small chips to the spine label. Prior owner's ink inscription to the first free endpaper dated 1899. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean with the odd spot and light age toning.
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