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Eliot George

Published by Edinburgh William Blackwood and Sons 1879, 1879
From Buddenbrooks, Inc. (Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.)

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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 spine 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. 357 pp. A superb, very fine and handsome copy, the text clean and fresh with two edges still untrimmed and free from any spotting, the fine binding in excellent condition. FIRST EDITION, A COPY FROM A FINE LITERARY COLLECTION AND VERY FINELY BOUND. Eliot's last published writings and considered by many to be her most experimental. It takes the form of a series of literary essays by an imaginary minor scholar whose eccentric character is revealed through his work. The second chapter of the book, "Looking Backwards" is also considered her most autobiographical writing. 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 # 25539

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Publisher: Edinburgh William Blackwood and Sons 1879

Publication Date: 1879

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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