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George Eliot

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Item Description: Edinburgh and London - Wiliam Blackwood and Sons. Leather. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. First Edition. Leather; English language; No jacket; First Edition; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; Ex-library; very good condition; first edition in book form of Eliot's first published work, half bound in maroon leather with marbled boards and endpapers; five raised bands on spine with gilt borders, gilt titles and patterns, all in pristine condition; top of pages gilded; slight scuffs to bottom edges of non-leather sections of boards in vol 1; vol 2 has a mark across front board that just touches the leather; armorial owner label on front pastedown of both volumes ('In Veritate Victoria' Geoffrey Acroyd); pages clean with only a very occasional small mark; these volumes would look stunning on any bookshelf and among even the most refined collection. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 11132vin056

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ELIOT, George.

Published by Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1858 (1858)

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Item Description: Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1858, 1858. 2 volumes, octavo. Original maroon morocco-grain cloth, stamped in blind and lettered in gilt, light brown coated endpapers. Housed in a book-form morocco folding case, lettered and decorated in gilt. A trace of wear to extremities, but an exceptional copy, bright and fresh. Contemporary bookseller's tickets on rear pastedowns of E. Charlton, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle; neat contemporary ownership inscriptions "Bainbridge, 1859", to titles; bookplates and Brackenburn labels of the novelist Sir Hugh Walpole (1884–1941). First edition in book form of George Eliot's first published novel, three stories that had previously been serialized in Blackwood's Magazine. The tales, centering around three provincial clergymen, focus less on theological issues than on the ethical problems faced by them in their daily lives. This theme of persons diffusing great moral energy into inconspicuous provincial channels foreshadows much of what would concern Eliot in her later masterpiece Middlemarch. Given the Newcastle bookseller's tickets, the ownership inscriptions are conceivably those of Emerson Muschamp Bainbridge (1817–1892), proprietor of Bainbridge's of Newcastle upon Tyne, probably the first department store in the world. Bainbridge became rich and built a library at Eshott Hall, Northumberland. A Methodist lay preacher, Bainbridge would have found Eliot's subject matter fascinating. A possible north-eastern connection is that in 1898 Hugh Walpole's father became principal at Bede College in Durham, and Hugh become a day boy at Bede College for four years, where he was a precocious and voracious reader – whence perhaps his acquisition of the book. Parrish 7; Sadleir 818; Wolff 2062. Bookseller Inventory # 40503

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ELIOT, George

Published by Blackwood (1858)

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Item Description: Blackwood, 1858. First edition. Two volumes, bound in original publisher's maroon-brown cloth, titled in gilt to the spine and decorated in blind. A little wear to the cloth at the head of volume I, but an exceptionally clean bright set with tight hinges and bright gilt to the spines. Housed in a custom made full morocco clamshell case. The author's first book, collecting her first works of fiction. At 38 George Eliot was a latecomer to the world of fiction and was particularly self-conscious about publishing creative and original writing. It took considerable encouragement from her partner, G. H. Lewes, to get her stories written and published. It was he who arranged for John Blackwood to publish her first tentative efforts at literary work, Scenes of Clerical Life, claiming it to be the work of a 'friend' called George Eliot. The three stories first appeared in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine throughout 1857 and were published in book form in January 1858. The popularity of the book caused much speculation as to the author's identity. The work prompted no less a literary figure than Charles Dickens to write to Blackwood regarding the book, "Will you, by such roundabout ways and methods as may present themselves, convey this note of thanks to the author of Scenes of Clerical Life: whose two first stories I can never get enough of. I think them so truly admirable. But if those two volumes, or a part of them, were not written by a woman - then I should begin to believe that I am a woman myself." The author's rarest book and very rare in the original cloth, particularly in such nice condition. Sadlier 818. Bookseller Inventory # 24186

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ELIOT, George

Published by William Blackwood and Sons,, Edinburgh and London: (1876)

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Item Description: William Blackwood and Sons,, Edinburgh and London:, 1876. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. Thirteen works in thirty volumes. Uniformly bound in half-red levant morocco and marbled boards by the Club Bindery. Included are:Daniel Deronda, 4 vols., 1876. Impressions of Theophrastus Such. 1879. The Spanish gypsy. 1868.The legend of Jubal and other poems. 1874. Middlemarch. 4 vols. 1872. Adam Bene. 3 vols. 1859. Felix Holt. 3 vols. 1866. Romola. 3 vols. 1863. Scenes of clerical life. 2 vols. 1858. The mill on the floss. 3 vols. 1860. Essays leaves from a note-book. 1884 Silas Marner. 1861.CROSS, J.W. George Eliot's life as related in her letters and journals. Arranged and edited by her husband. 3 vols. 1885. Bookseller Inventory # 10952

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THACKERAY, William Makepeace, Anthony Trollope, George Eliot, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Meredith, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, John Ruskin, Matthew Arnold, et al.

Published by Smith, Elder and Co.; John Murray, London (1933)

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Item Description: Smith, Elder and Co.; John Murray, London, 1933. Hardcover. Magazine. 105 bound volumes and 98 individual issues in wrappers. Octavos. A long run from 1860--1933 of this famous Victorian literary magazine known for debuting the works of many important English writers. The set includes volumes 1-29 (January 1860-June 1874), 34-114 (July 1876-December 1916), and volumes 125-129 (January 1922-June 1924) bound in contemporary publisher's cloth or full linen boards. Also included are 98 monthly issues (numbers 337-450) in the original printed wrappers (July 1924-December 1933, lacking July 1930, and May, November, and December 1931). Among the many complete works included in this long run are the first appearances of *Framley Parsonage*, *The Claverings*, and two other novels by Trollope, as well as Thackeray's *The Adventures of Philip* and his complete column: "Roundabout Papers." Other works from the 1860s include *Romola* by George Eliot, *Wives and Daughters* by Elizabeth Gaskell, *Armadale* by Wilkie Collins, *Unto This Last* by John Ruskin, *Culture and Anarchy* by Matthew Arnold, and Tennyson's "Tithonus." Works from the 1870s and 1880s include *The Adventures of Harry Richmond* by George Meredith, *Daisy Miller* and *Washington Square* by Henry James, *The Pavilion on the Links* and *The Merry Men* by Robert Louis Stevenson, and the first 29 chapters of *Far from the Madding Crowd* by Thomas Hardy. *J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement* was first published anonymously by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1884, and *The White Company* first appeared under his name in 1891-92. *The Lagoon* by Joseph Conrad appeared in 1897. *Cornhill* maintained its high reputation up through the 1930s. Works from the early 20th Century include poems and prose pieces by Robert Bridges, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Ford Madox Ford, and Katherine Tynan. The magazine also featured illustrations by George du Maurier, Frederic Leighton, Edwin Landseer, John Everett Millais, and other leading artists. Most were engraved on wood by the Brothers Dalziel, and include numerous full-page and folding plates. Most volumes from 1860 to 1901 are bound in contemporary publisher's cloth (with some rebound in full cloth), volumes from 1902 to 1924 are rebound in full cloth (most with the original wrappers included), and single monthly issues from the 1920s and early 1930s are in the original printed wrappers. Ex-library set with bookplates, most 19th Century volumes with a small embossed stamp on the title pages and a perforated stamp on the plates. The earliest volumes are chipped at the spines and edges, a few with split spines and detached boards, else overall a good set of bound volumes; the single issues in wraps are unmarked and very good or better. A very nice assemblage of notable 19th Century literature and illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 371693

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Eliot, George

Published by William Blackwood/ Smith, Elder and Co. 1858-85., Edinburgh & London (1858)

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Item Description: William Blackwood/ Smith, Elder and Co. 1858-85., Edinburgh & London, 1858. First editions of each George Eliot work. Octavo, 30 volumes. 19th century full brown calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines. All edges gilt. A very nice complete set of first editions. From Adam Bede to The Mill on the Floss and Silas Marner, Eliot presented the cases of social outsiders and small-town persecution. Felix Holt, the Radical and The Legend of Jubal were overtly political, and political crisis is at the heart of Middlemarch, in which she presents the stories of a number of denizens of a small English town on the eve of the Reform Bill of 1832; the novel is notable for its deep psychological insight and sophisticated character portraits. The roots of her realist philosophy can be found in her review of John Ruskin's Modern Painters in Westminster Review in 1856. Readers in the Victorian era particularly praised her books for their depictions of rural society, for which she drew on her own early experiences, and she shared with Wordsworth the belief that there was much interest and importance in the mundane details of ordinary country lives. Eliot did not, however, confine herself to her bucolic roots. Romola, an historical novel set in late 15th century Florence and touching on the lives of several real persons such as the priest Girolamo Savonarola, displays her wider reading and interests. Middlemarch, has been described as the greatest novel in the English language by Martin Amis and by Julian Barnes. Bookseller Inventory # 2652

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Item Description: 29 volumes; each bound by Tout (ca. 1900 or earlier) in 3/4 brown morocco and marbled paper boards; top edges gilt; raised bands and gilt spine decorations with the author, title, volume numbers and dates gilt stamped; only minor imperfections; overall fine copies as follows: Scenes of Clerical Life (1858), two volumes; with half-titles; Adam Bede (1859), three volumes; with half-titles; The Mill on the Floss (1860), three volumes; lacking half-titles; Silas Marner (1861), one volume, with the half-title; Romola (1863), three volumes, issued without half-titles; Felix Holt (1866), three volumes; with half-titles; Middlemarch (1871-1872), four volumes, with half-titles; The Legend of Jubal and Other Poems (1874), one volume; with half-title; Daniel Deronda (1876), four volumes; with half-titles; Impressions of Theophrastus Such (1879), one volume; with half-title; Essays and Leaves from a Note-Book (1884), one volume; with half-title; George EliotÕs Life by J.W. Cross (1885), three volumes; with half-titles. Binding first editions of worthy and popular authors in this manner was a common practice and a standard in a ÒgentlemanÕs library.Ó Modern preference is for original condition, or as close to it as possible, but this older tradition preserved books that might otherwise have disappeared. Bookseller Inventory # 31933

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Eliot, George

Published by William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London (1858)

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Item Description: William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London, 1858. First book editions, 25 volumes in all; 8vo, bound without advertisements in contemporary full brown pebble-grain morocco, triple gilt borers on covers with ornaments on the corners, gilt-lettered labels on gilt-paneled spines, a.e.g.; the spines are darkened, and the joints and extremities occasionally rubbed; good and sound. Half titles are present in all except for the first four, as listed below. Ostensibly the set of Eliot's works owned by her husband G[eorge] H[enry] Lewes, with his ownership signature on the title page of the first volume. DNB notes: "Lewes was a man of extraordinary versatility, and acuteness, a most brilliant talker, and full of restless energy. His devotion to her was unfailing and unstinted; he was the warmest, as well as the most valued, admirer of her writings, suggested and criticised, undertook all business matters with publishers, and (judiciously or otherwise) kept reviews from her sight." This set includes Scenes of Clerical Life, 2 vols., 1858, with the ownership signature "G.H. Lewes" in the top corner; Adam Bede, 3 vols., 1859, with penciled math on verso of last leaf in vol. 1; The Mill on the Floss, 3 vols., 1860, with a light pencil marking "Lewes" at the top of vol. 3 (perhaps a binder's note); Silas Marner, 1861; Romola, 3 vols., 1863; Romola, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1865, "Illustrated Edition"; Felix Holt, 3 vols., 1866; The Spanish Gypsy, 1868, taller 8vo, and bound in contemporary calf but rebacked to match the rest of the set; Middlemarch, 4 vols., 1871, errata slip in vol. 1, with a pencil insertion in the penultimate line of p. 408 in the first volume; Daniel Deronda, 4 vols., 1876, errata slip in vol. 3, with 2 small pencil corrections in vol. 3 on p. 174 and 213, and one more on p. 77 of vol. 4. Bookseller Inventory # 32814

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Complete set of her major works in: ELIOT, George.

ELIOT, George.

Published by Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1858-85 (1858)

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Item Description: Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1858-85, 1858. 13 works in 30 volumes, octavo. Attractively bound by Birdsall & Son, Northampton, in early 20th-century tan half morocco, blue cloth sides with a double gilt rule, spines gilt in compartments with two blue morocco labels to each, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Spines slightly faded, extremities a little rubbed, spotting generally to early and late leaves, the leaves of a few works faintly soiled, two works (Scenes of Clerical Life and Romola) with some leaves refurbished including the tipping in of early and late leaves, but always in a way consistent with honest repair; overall, very good. Frontispiece to each volume of the Life. Armorial bookplates of Sir George John Armytage, 6th Baronet (1842–1918). 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: 1. Scenes from Clerical Life, two volumes (1858), 2. Adam Bede, three volumes (1859), 3. Mill on the Floss, three volumes (1860), 4. Silas Marner, one volume (1861), 5. Romola, three volumes (1863), 6. Felix Holt, three volumes (1866), 7. The Spanish Gypsy, one volume (1868), 8. Middlemarch, four volumes (1871-2), 9. Legend of Jubal and Other Poems, one volume (1874), 10. Daniel Deronda, four volumes (1876), 11. Impressions of Theophrastus Such, one volume (1879), 12. Essays and Leaves from a Note-Book, one volume (1884), and 13. George Eliot's Life, three volumes (1885). Half-titles present in the first, third, fourth, sixth, ninth, eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth works, and the errata slip present in the eighth (Middlemarch). Bookseller Inventory # 83842

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ELIOT, George). STRAUSS, David Friedrich.

Published by Chapman, Brothers, London (1846)

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Item Description: Chapman, Brothers, London, 1846. In three volumes. First edition in English translated by Mary Anne Evans (George Eliot). Tall 8vo., original dark grayish green vertical ribbed cloth, boards blocked in blind with a decorative border, and within it, an irregular oval design, with an oval element within it, xix, (xx blank), 423, (424) blank, (16)ads; vii, (viii -blank), 454; viii, 446pp. With the halftitles. Some wear to the foot of the spines , head of the spine of volume one torn with a touch of wear, spines very slightly faded, a couple of small marks on the upper cover of volume III but in fact a near fine set in the original cloth. Scarce. Baker & Ross A1.1, binding A. This work, first published in German in 1835 aroused a great deal of interest and went through four editions before 1840. Joseph Parkes, the radical politician and his friends sponsored the cost of publication and translation, first undertaken by Elizabeth Rebecca Brabant in 1843. By 1844 she decided that the task was too difficult and offered it to Mary Anne Evans who took two and a half years to complete the translation. "It proved indeed difficult with densely textured German interspersed with quotations in Latin, Greek and Hebrew.". Bookseller Inventory # 28888

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ELIOT, George

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1908. hardcover. Book Condition: fine. Limited. Splendid large-paper edition of Eliot's writings, number 246 of only 750 sets . Over 150 illustrations including hand-colored frontispieces in double-suite. The illustrations reproduce original drawings by Charles Brock, Frederick Pegram, Ambrose Dudley and others, as well as photogravures by D.E. Walmsley. 25 volumes, octavo, contemporary 3/4 brown rushed morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut and largely unopened. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 268364

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Autograph letter signed “Marian E. Lewes” to: ELIOT, GEORGE (Marian

ELIOT, GEORGE (Marian Evans Lewes)

Published by 8 Park Shot, Richmond, Oct. 30 [1855-1858] (1855)

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Item Description: 8 Park Shot, Richmond, Oct. 30 [1855-1858], 1855. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. 4pp. Light soiling, short tears (repaired) at folds. Good condition. “COURAGE TO WRITE.” In this important letter dating to the dawn of the author’s career as a novelist, Marian Evans Lewes, soon to be better known as George Eliot, discusses her writing habits and motivations. She observes in part, “Do not think me an ordinary conceited woman who is flattering herself that her work is of importance to the world. It is nothing but the sense that my work is important as a matter of every day advantage to individuals, that gives me courage to write at all.” In this letter the author declines her friend Edward Piggot’s invitation to review Gustav Freytag’s Soll und Haben, first published in 1855. The influential and widely read German novel was translated into English as Debit and Credit in 1857. Freytag’s novel was instrumental in the 1850s literary shift from romanticism to realism in England and in Europe. Marian Lewes adopted the pen name George Eliot in 1857, and her first books, Scenes of a Clerical Life (1857-58) and Adam Bede (1859), were landmarks in the movement to realism. The letter can be dated to 1855-58, the years that George and Marian Lewes lived at 8 Park Shot in Richmond (Sharp, Literary Geography, pp. 79-80). Eliot occasionally contributed to Pigott’s newspaper The Leader, which George Lewes had co-founded in 1850. The following year Pigott became editor, and he remained close friends with the literary couple for years. This is one of the finest and earliest George Eliot letters to come on the market in many years. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-19157249349

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Impressions of Theophrastus Such Hand-Written Signed Letter: George Eliot/ Mary

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1897. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. "Impressions of Theophrastus Such" by George Eliot. First American edition. Affixed on the front leaf is a letter, hand-written and signed by George Eliot with the name Mary Ann Lewes, her birth name and the last name of her partner. It thanks Harper Bros. for their advance of £50 for Theophrastus Such. It is dated June of 1879 on Eliot's letterhead from The Heights. Lewes is the surname of George Henry Lewes, Eliot's long-time life partner. Eliot's birth name was Mary Ann Evans and in addition to using the name George Eliot, she also signed her name Mary Ann Lewes. Following the letter is the envelope it was sent in. The letter has a light crease across the middle, as it would have been folded to go into the envelope, which would have traveled from England to the US offices of Harper & Brothers in New York. Th alf-bound in black morocco over marbled boards. Gilt lettering and decorations on the spine. Marbled endsheets and fore-edges of the textblock. The book is in very good minus to good pus condition. Rubbing to the boards with scuffed edges. Wear to the leather at the spine ends and hinges. Newspaper clipping stapled to the rear leaf. The textblock is gently toned but clean and bright with sound binding. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(F11-10). Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 001890

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The Writings of George Eliot, Together with: Eliot, George

Eliot, George

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1908. Deluxe illustrated large-paper edition of George Eliot's writings, number 10 of 750 copies, handsomely bound at the Riverside Press. This set includes all of Eliot's major works, including Scenes of Clerical Life, Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, Romola, Daniel Deronda, and Middlemarch: "If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity." Also included are Eliot's poetry, essays, letters, and journals, as well as a short life of the author. Tipped into the first volume is a four-page 1873 letter, written by George Eliot as M.E. Lewes on her house stationery at The Priory, Regent's Park. Eliot writes on behalf of herself and her longtime companion, George Henry Lewes, seeking a country house for the fall: "The search for a house is always a difficulty, the precise thing one needs seeming of course to be the rarest kind. . . . We desire perfect seclusion & yet nearness to a town -- what is our house, in fact, only that our scale would be much smaller." The couple would eventually let a house called Blackbrook in Kent, which despite its idyllic location proved inconvenient. They reluctantly returned to London that fall: "In the country, the days have broad spaces, and the very stillness seems to give a delightful roominess to the hours." A fine set, including a handwritten letter on one of the great domestic themes by one of the great domestic novelists. Twenty-five octavo volumes, contemporary full blue morocco gilt, boards triple-ruled in gilt, raised bands, spines lettered in gilt, pale blue endpapers, blue silk ribbon markers, top edges gilt, other edges uncut and partially unopened. Title pages printed in red and black. Illustrated with photogravures throughout text, many in color. Four-page ALS by George Eliot dated April 19, 1873 tipped into Volume I. Bookseller Inventory # 1001144

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Eliot (George)

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Item Description: William Blackwood and Sons, 1876. FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL 8 PARTS, half-titles, slips announcing publication of the forthcoming parts as called for, without most advertisements, 1 errata slip only (of 2), pp. [iv], 368; [iv], 364; [iv], 394; [iv], 370, 8vo, original printed green-grey wrappers, bordered in red, some consolidations to spines, preserved in 2 red cloth folding boxes, very good. Each pair of parts, called a separate Book on the wrappers, is continuously paginated to make one volume. Scarce in this state. (Baker & Ross A11.1.a; Muir 'Bookman's Journal Supplement' 13; Parrish pp.37-8). Bookseller Inventory # 54383

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Eliot, George

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Item Description: unpublished, 1874. No Binding. Book Condition: Fine. Autograph letter signed "M. G. Lewes" 3 pages, 12 mo. "The Cottage, Earlswood Common, August 2, '74" in her distinctive purple ink hand, A charming letter of congratulations. Enclosed with a portrait in a half morocco slipcase. Letter in fine condition. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 1605030

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Eliot, George

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Item Description: William Blackwood and Sons. Edinburgh and London, 1871. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings. This four volume set is complete, and each book is a First Edition published from 1871 to 1872. The books are in wonderful shape with light wear to the edges. The bindings of each book is tight, with NO cocking or leaning. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the books. Overall, a superb set in collector's condition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-18503486435

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Eliot, George.

Published by Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood and Sons 1876. (1876)

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Item Description: Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood and Sons 1876., 1876. In the original 8 parts. First Edition. Parrish pp 37-38; Muir pp 10-12. The author's last novel, latent with a theme of Zionism and anticipating the state of Israel. Filmed three times, once as a silent film and twice for television. 8vo, original printed wrappers, enclosed in slipcase box. Neat initials, (H.D.?) at the top of each wrapper. The eight individual parts preserving all ads, half-titles and announcement slips had been rebound in the 1920's, a period when it was fashionable by unsophisticated collectors to take perfectly good copies of books, and have them rebound in morocco. Our set is one such set, the eight parts have been restored to thier original separate volumes and rebacked in matching paper. The erratum for the second part, appears in part three, but this a fine copy rare in parts. Bookseller Inventory # 27693

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SILAS MARNER The Weaver of Raveloe: ELIOT, George

ELIOT, George

Published by Blackwood (1861)

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Item Description: Blackwood, 1861. First edition. 8vo. Carter's A binding and terminal adverts in the earliest state. Original cinnamon ripple grain cloth decorated in gilt to the spine and in blind to the covers. A superb, near fine copy, which shows just the most minor wear to the corners, but is bright and clean. Internally fresh and tight with good hinges. Rarely encountered now in such an excellent, unrepaired state. Sadleir 819; Wolff 2063. Bookseller Inventory # 30472

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Eliot George

Published by Edinburgh William Blackwood and Sons 1858 (1858)

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Item Description: Edinburgh William Blackwood and Sons 1858, 1858. 2 volumes. First Edition, with fine provenance having come from the collection of Robert Hoe with his gilt lettered morocco ex libris. 8vo, beautifully bound by Riviere and Son in full tan calf, the covers with multi-ruled gilt fillet lines at the borders with circular tools as corner-pieces, the spines richly gilt decorated in panels between gilt ruled and stippled raised bands, two compartments with contrasting red and green morocco labels finely gilt ruled and lettered and with gilt tooled corner-pieces, beautifully gilt tooled turn-ins and ruled board edges, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. 366; 381 pp. A superb copy and a fine and handsome set, the text clean and fresh with two edges still untrimmed and free from any spotting, the fine binding in excellent condition. FIRST EDITION, GEORGE ELIOT'S (Mary Anne Evans) FIRST PUBLISHED FICTION AND THE FIRST WORK PUBLISHED UNDER THE GEORGE ELIOT PSEUDONYM. A collection of three short stories. Her partner, G. H. Lewes, in order to help her get her stories written and published, arranged for John Blackwood to publish these first tentative efforts claiming them to be written by a 'friend' named George Eliot. The stories first appeared in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine throughout 1857 and were then first published in book form, as here, in January of 1858. In this complete form it was met with 'just and discerning applause', and considerable speculation as to the identity of its author. Charles Dickens, wrote to the unknown author by care of William Blackwood saying, "I have been so strongly affected by the two first tales in the book you have had the kindness to send me, through Messrs. Blackwood, that I hope you will excuse my writing to you to express my admiration of their extraordinary merit. The exquisite truth and delicacy both of the humour and the pathos of these stories, I have never seen the like of; and they have impressed me in a manner that I should find it very difficult to describe to you. if I had the impertinence to try. In addressing these few words of thankfulness to the creator of the Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton, and the sad love-story of Mr. Gilfil, I am (I presume) bound to adopt the name that it pleases that excellent writer to assume. I can suggest no better one: but I should have been strongly disposed, if I had been left to my own devices, to address the said writer as a woman. I have observed what seemed to me such womanly touches in those moving fictions, that the assurance on the title-page is insufficient to satisfy me even now. If they originated with no woman, I believe that no man ever before had the art of making himself mentally so like a woman since the world began." This makes him among the first to suggest the author may have actually been a woman. Industrialist and noted book collector Robert Hoe was preeminent among American producers of printing presses. He was one of the organizers and first president of the Grolier Club, the well-known New York organization for the promotion of bookmaking as an art. His collection of rare books and manuscripts at the time of his death in 1909 was valued at several million dollars. Bookseller Inventory # 25540

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Item Description: 1879, 1879. 28 lines in purple ink on rectos only of single folded sheet, with mourning border on first page; one old fold. With stamped addressed envelope also with mourning border, torn when opened. The George Eliot Letters do not include any letters to Sir Michael Foster. Written on mourning paper after the death of her husband in November 1878, Eliot writes to Foster regarding the posthumous publication of the third series of George Henry Lewes? Problems of Life and Mind. Foster, a professor of Physiology at Cambridge, together with the Psychologist James Sully, edited Eliot?s proofs of her partner?s work, the first two parts of which had been published in 1874 and 1877. ?Today or tomorrow you will have received the last proof, which has come to me this morning. I am sending to the printer a short prefatory note of which I will ask him to forward you a proof if you think I have said anything remiss? Eliot had written similarly to Sully on September 21st: ?You are almost at the end of your kind labours for me. I have five proofs by me awaiting your and Dr. Foster?s notes. Do you object to my mentioning your name with Dr. Foster?s in a brief prefatory note?? The volume was published in late 1879 and includes a brief acknowledgement of Foster and Sully?s contribution. Eliot signs off her letter in humorous self-deprecation. ?As to being wearied of stupidity; I may vary the old saying & make it ?He who hates stupidity hates mankind?.? PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT. Bookseller Inventory # 66736

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George Eliot

Published by Skoob Books Pub Ltd (1993)

ISBN 10: 1871438403 ISBN 13: 9781871438406

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Item Description: Skoob Books Pub Ltd, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1871438403

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Eliot, George.

Published by Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, (1908)

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Item Description: Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1908. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Limited Edition. Number 141 of 750 copies, printed at The Riverside Press, Cambridge. 25 volumes; 6 1/4 inches x 8 7/8 in., colored and monochrome frontispieces on two different papers; photogravure illustrations on japon paper. Most pages are unopened. Dark red-brown three-quarter morocco leather, with five raised bands on the spines, gilt titling and floral decorations, and lighter red marbled paper with matching marbled endpapers, top-edges gilt, red silk bookmarker ribbons bound in. A few cover corners show minor rubbing. With the bookplates of Cleveland, Ohio based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951) on the front paste-downs. Postage is extra on this item. Bookseller Inventory # MM-38

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Stevenson, Robert Louis; MacDonald, Alan; McAllister, Margaret; Shakespeare, William; Blake, Jon; Warburton, Nick; Eliot, George; Isherwood, Shirley; Dickens, Charles; McCaughrean, Geraldine

ISBN 10: 0198448856 ISBN 13: 9780198448853

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Item Description: Pack. Book Condition: Muy Bueno / Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 100000000631575

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Eliot George

Published by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London (1871)

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Item Description: William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1871. Half Bound Leather. Book Condition: Excellent. No Jacket. First Edition. A beautiful 4 volume set of George Eliot's Middlemarch. All four volumes are solid with red half -bound leather five banded spines with gilt borders and watermarked boards and endpapers. Publishing dates range from 1871 on Vol I to 1872 on Vol IV. All page edges are bright gilt . All four volumes show minor shelf rubbing to boards and spine edges, vol IV having the most but still minor. Front boards also show minor rubbing to watermark significant of being pulled from shelves. Each book has the same bookplate showing a coat of arms and the words 'Ainsworth. The Flosh'. The Ainsworth family were landed gentry in England and eventually became a baronetcy. Thomas Ainsworth (1804 - 1881) bought Cleator Linen Mills in Cumberland and the nearby house called 'The Flosh' and of course they had their own coat of arms. The bookplates show some minor transfer from the coloured endpapers otherwise the books show no other markings. Tipped in errate at end of Vol I. A beautiful collectors set Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000931

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Felix Holt the Radical In Three Volumes.: ELIOT, George

ELIOT, George

Published by Edinburgh and London William Blackwood and Sons (1866)

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Item Description: Edinburgh and London William Blackwood and Sons, 1866. First Edition in Original Cloth ELIOT, George. Felix Holt the Radical. In Three Volumes. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1866. First edition. Three octavo volumes (7 5/8 x 4 3/4 inches; 194 x 122 mm). [iv], [1]-303, [1, blank]; [2], [1]-290; [iv], [1]- 283, [1, blank], [4, publisher's advertisements] pp. Half-title present in volume I and III. Original reddish brown sand-grain cloth with blind-stamped borders on covers and spines stamped and lettered in gilt (Carter’s "B" binding). Mostly unopened. Pale yellow-coated endpapers. Light toning to half-title of volume I. An exceptionally bright, clean set. Housed in a cloth chemise and quarter green morocco slipcase. "Set in 1832 in Loamshire, [the book] vividly evokes the political ferment and corrupt electioneering tactics of the times." (Oxford Companion to English Literature) Carter, Binding Variants, pp. 111-112. Sadleir 814. Woolf 2058. Parrish. HBS 64972. $3,500. Bookseller Inventory # 64972

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Eliot, George, Pseudonym Of Mary (Marian) Ann Evans (Lewes) Cross; J.(John) W. (Walter) Cross

Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston / New York (1908)

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston / New York, 1908. 3/4 Morocco, Gilt. Book Condition: Near Fine. 25 Volumes, Complete. #191 Of 750 Copies Of The Large Paper Edition. Original Publisher's Three Quarter Red-Brown Crushed Morocco, Five Bands, Gilt Lettering With Decorations On Spine, Gilt Rules On Covers, Over Rose/White Marbled Paper With Matching Endpapers. Top Edges Gilt; Red Silk Book Mark Ribbons Bound Into Each Volume. With A Two Page Handwritten Letter By George Henry Lewes On His The Priory Letterhead, Undated; "My Dear (M---), If The Editor Does Not Print Both Your Articles It Will Assuredly Not Be Because They Dont (Sic) Deserve It- They Are Admirable-But He Saves His Space For (----?). On The First Topic He Has A Note From Me, (---------) In Answer To Bain, + As We Take The Same Line He May Think Yours Superfluous Carrying Of Coal To The (-----) Depot. In A Letter From Ritter Rec'd The Other Day He Plaintively Remarks That You Haven't Written Since May Last. Now The Book Is Appearing I Dare Say You Will Feel The Impulse As (---?) Or It To Him. Yes, What You Say About Mrs. Lewes's Happiness In Her Work Is True- The Pain Is There But Tis Delicious Pain After All, And The Deep Feelings She Creates In Others Reacts Upon Herself To Make Her Prize Her Power. Tomorrow You Will Have The Spoiled Child. Ever Yours, Ghl." The Set Exceptionally Well Preserved, Near Fine, Just A Few Points Of Rubbing At Corners, All Spines Uniformly And Evenly Browned. [Note: Books Not Signed, But With Signed Letter From George Lewes). Signed by George Henry Lewes. Bookseller Inventory # 032339

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Silas Marner: the Weaver of Raveloe .: Eliot (George)

Eliot (George)

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Item Description: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. FIRST EDITION, first printing, half-title present, minor foxing at either end (at the end, affecting the ads, not the text), pp.[vi], 364, 16 Ads), 4 (ads, with press reviews dated January 1861, 8vo, original wavy-grain cinnamon cloth by Burn, with his lozenge ticket on lower pastedown, backstrip gilt lettered and decorated, Carter Variant 'A', slight wear at head and tail of spine, very good. After The Mill on the Floss 'George Eliot's next work was the short novel Silas Marner, begun in November 1860, and finished in March 1861. She experienced much less depression and fewer delays than was usual for her in its composition. With its happy ending, its legendary plot of the miser who turns into a philanthropist and finds happiness in adopting a child, it is different from her other novels, while sharing their humour and breadth of understanding. Though contemporary readers were, on the whole, fondest of Adam Bede among her novels, the response to Silas Marner was gratifyingly warm. Eight thousand copies were sold by the end of 1861' (ODNB). The first printing was of just over 4000 copies, the reprintings being 'implied' second - sixth editions. (Baker & Ross A6.1.a; Muir 'Bookman's Journal Supplement' 4; Parrish p.15-16; Sadleir 819; Tinker 1008; Wolff 2063). Bookseller Inventory # 54391

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Eliot (George, translator)] STRAUSS (David Friedrick)

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Item Description: Chapman Bothers, 1846. FIRST EDITION, with half-titles, and advertisments at the end of vol. iii dated December 20th, 1847 (ads are sometimes found at the end of vol. i), pp. xix, 423; vii, 454; viii, 446, [2, blank], 16 (ads), 8vo, late 19th-century polished calf by Riviere and Son, French fillets on sides, spines gilt in compartments, twin green lettering pieces, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, a little wear at extremities, and spine of vol. ii slightly defective at head, top of upper cover of vol. iii scorched a little at top, sound. The first edition in English of this important text, and George Eliot's first book. 'At Rosehill, Mary Ann met many liberal thinkers, including the social philosophers Herbert Spencer and Harriet Martineau, the social experimentalist Robert Owen, the radical publisher John Chapman, and Ralph Waldo Emerson on his visits from America. At the end of 1843, when Charles Hennell married Rufa Brabant, it was arranged that Mary Ann should take over from Rufa the translation of David Friedrich Strauss's scholarly investigation of the gospels published in 1835–6, Das Leben Jesu, kritisch bearbeitet (The Life of Jesus, Critically Examined). Mary Ann was the obvious person to take on the task. She was the most learned member of the Bray–Hennell circle, having made a close study of the Bible, first as ardent evangelical, then as historical critic. And she knew German. In 1846 John Chapman published, in three volumes, her translation of this work, which painstakingly investigated the events of Christ's life as told in all four gospels and found them to be not historical, but mythological - the wished-for fulfilment of Old Testament prophecies' (ODNB). (Baker & Ross A1). Bookseller Inventory # 54386

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ELIOT, George.

Published by Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1908 (1908)

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Item Description: Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1908, 1908. 25 volumes, octavo. Contemporary burgundy half levant morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, burgundy cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some expert restoration to spines and joints of four volumes otherwise an excellent set. Illustrated throughout with black and white photogravures printed on Japon paper and the frontispiece in two states. Large paper edition. A handsomely bound set of Eliot's works. Bookseller Inventory # 77627

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