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Adam Bede Copyright Edition

By George Eliot

1859

Bernhard Tauchnitz : Leipzig

6.5" by 4.5"

vi, 389; vi, 334pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

The Tauchnitz 'Copyright' Edition of this famous Victorian novel, 'Adam Bede'. Being two volumes bound as one.

With 1859 to the title page, being the same year as the first London edition by Blackwood and the first Tauchnitz edition, which was issued under his 'Collection of British Author's' Series. This is a later printing of the work. Christian Bernhard Tauchnitz founded his Leipzig publishing firm in 1837 at the age of 20. His specialism was publishing foreign language books, particularly English. He began his firm at a defining period for English literature, as popular authors were producing a wider range of work in differing genres and forms. Tauchnitz built a good reputation with many leading British and American authors which lead him to be the principal publisher of English Language books in continental Europe from 1840 to 1940. In some instances authors sent Tauchnitz their proofs in order for them to be published at the same time as the British publisher, or in some cases before. In nineteenth century Britain, an author's work could be published by several different publishing houses leading to the production of their novels in a variety of formats. By Tauchnitz owning the publishing rights to nearly all the leading British authors for the first time there was a consistent format. 'Adam Bede' was George Eliot's first novel. The pseudonym of George Eliot was used despite the fact that Mary Ann Evans already had a well established career as a scholar. The novel follows four characters' rural lives in the fictional community of Hayslope.

CONDITION

In a full calf binding. Externally, rubbed to the joints and extremities. Lacking the spine label. Loss to the head and tail of spines. Repair to the joints. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper, 'Annie Sawyer Feb 20th 66.' Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned. Occasional scattered spots, heavier to the first and last few pages.

Overall Condition: Good

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