Eliot, George (Mary Anne Evans)
Title SILAS MARNER THE WEAVER OF RAVELOW
Binding Half calf
Book Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Edinburgh William Blackwood and Sons 1861
Seller ID 129
8vo (5¼" x 7¾"). pp. [i-vi];  2-364. Light brown half-leather over blue and peach marbled boards. Spine with 5 raised bands decorated in blind and 6 compartments; 5 decorated with a fleuron and in blind, and the sixth with a black calf label and titles in gold. Half-title and advts. were left out during contemporary rebind, but collation against the Baker and Ross collation and comparison to Eliot's proof revisions both indicate that this is a first edition.
Considered one of the greatest novels of the English language, Silas Marner is the story of a lonely miserly man who is redeemed through his love for an abandoned child.
Scattered minor foxing, mostly at the endpapers heavier towards the prelims; small, neat ownership mark to the flyleaf; light edge wear with some light to moderate rubbing, otherwise a beautiful copy. Sadleir 819; Baker and Ross A6.
george eliot, george elliott, mary anne evans, blackwood,