1906 Scenes of a Clerical Life
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Colour Plates, Decorative Binding, First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding
A decorative and beautiful first illustrated edition of George Eliot's first published works.
George Eliot, the pen name for Mary Ann Evans, was an English novelist and one of the leading writers of the Victoria Era.
Scenes of a Clerical Life is a collection of three short stories that were initially published in Blackwood's Magazine anonymously. The stories take place in the fictional town of Milby and Eliot examines the social issues of poverty, alcoholism and domestic violence.
Illustrated with sixteen colour plates from Hugh Thompson and a further thirty-five black and white plates.
With two pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear.
In the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding with gilt detailing. Slight fading and bumping to the spine and joints. Small tear to the spine. Previous owners ink and illustrated bookplate to the front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound with bright and clean pages. Some light spotting to the first few pages.
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