Lot 106 of 592:
Works of George Eliot 1st Editions finely bound  

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[Works] - A complete set of first editions

Eliot, George

Edinburgh and London

William Blackwood and Sons



Thirteen works in thirty volumes. First editions of George Eliot's works, including all of her novels, two collections of poetry, one volume of her posthumously collected essays, and the 3-volume biography by her husband J. W. Cross, comprising:

  • Scenes from Clerical Life. 2 volumes (1858).
  • Adam Bede. 3 volumes (1859).
  • Mill on the Floss. 3 volumes (1860).
  • Silas Marner. 1 volume (1861).
  • Romola. 3 volumes (1863).
  • Felix Holt. 3 volumes (1866).
  • The Spanish Gypsy. 1 volume (1868).
  • Middlemarch. 4 volumes (1871-2).
  • Legend of Jubal and Other Poems. 1 volume (1874).
  • Daniel Deronda. 4 volumes (1876).
  • Impressions of Theophrastus Such. 1 volume (1879).
  • Essays and Leaves from a Note-Book. 1 volume (1884).
  • George Eliot's Life. 3 volumes (1885).

Octavos of various sizes, most volumes uniformly bound in full tan calf, spines gilt, red and green morocco labels, top edges gilt. Adam Bede is in a modern binding, similar in decoration to the others but with some minor differences. First Editions.

Bound by Riviere & Son but for Adam Bede which was bound by Baytun-Riviere.

Lot Amendments

Some faint staining to lower edges of most volumes, light scuffing and a few small chips, rear cover of one volume (Spanish Gypsy) detached, both covers of Middlemarch, Vol. 1 detached; overall very good, still a quite attractive shelf of books.

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