The Last Chronicle of Barset. 2-vol. set (Complete)
by Trollope, Anthony (Text by); George H. Thomas (Illustrations by)
London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1867. First edition. Hardcover. g to vg. Quarto (8 5/8 x 5 1/2"). , 384pp (Vol. 1); , 384pp (Vol. 2). Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering and tooling to spine. Engraved frontispiece in each volume. This first edition of Anthony Trollope's "The Last Chronicle of Barset" tells the story of an indigent but learned clergyman, the Reverend Josiah Crawley, the perpetual curate of Hogglestock, who stands accused of stealing a cheque. This volume is the final book of a series of six novels set in the fictional county of "Barsetshire," dealing primarily with the clergy and landed gentry (often collectively referred to as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire"). The novel is splendidly illustrated throughout with 32 in-text and full-page illustrations by George Housman Thomas (1824-1868), a celebrated English engraver, illustrator and Victorian era painter.Moderate rubbing / discoloration to covers. Previous owner's armorial Ex-Libris on inside of each front cover. Minor to moderate foxing to plates. Bindings in overall good to good +, interior in good+ to very good condition. About the author: Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Among his best-loved works is a series of novels collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, which revolves around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters.
(Inventory #: 41486)
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