London: Chapman and Hall, 1875. First edition. Hardcover. g to g+. Octavo. 320pp, 319pp. Green cloth boards, with gilt and black debossed lettering and designs on front cover and spine. Blind-stamped design, on the back cover. Two 2 volumes bound in 1. This is the first single volume edition of the noted novel by Trollope, his longest. The work is a satire of the financial and economic crises and scandals of the 1870s, and was one of the last notable novels of the Victorian era to have originally been published in serialized form. The book includes 40 illustrations, most of which still have their protective tissue guards. Binding with rubbing to head, tail and hinges of the spine, as well as to corners and along edges. Minor chips and closed tears. Light spotting along the side and top edge of the book. Interior with starting at page 161. Book block fairly tight overall. Foxing to front free endpapers and half-title, with light sporadic foxing to edges of pages throughout. Tissue guards often browned and creased. Binding in good, interior in overall good+ condition. (Inventory #: 41584)
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