[Charles E. Lauriat Company (binding); bROCK, CHARLES e. (illustrator)]; Mrs. Gaskell (Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell); Ritchie, Anne Thackeray (preface)
Book Condition Very good +
Edition Third Edition
Publisher London J. M. Dent & Co. 1904 (1907)
Illustrator Charles E. Brock
Seller ID 1870
8vo (5.4” x 8”). pp. 255. Signed Lauriat binding in medium brown three-quarters morocco with gold rule borders over marbled paper in brown, tan, cream, navy blue, maroon and tan. Spine with five decorated raised bands with each compartment containing a central fleuron bordered by double rule borders. Marbled endpapers in pale blue, yellow, green and pink; t.e.g. Includes illustrated title page, frontis. and 23 full page color illustrations in color by C. E. Brock. Part of Dent’s “Series of English Idylls”. A collection of satirical sketches, originally published in installments between 1851 and 1853 by Charles Dickens in Household Words based on the town of Knutsford, Cheshire in the early 19th century, where Gaskell spent much of her childhood. Cranford portrays changing small town customs and values in mid Victorian England through the lives of the women who lived in Cranford.A very good + copy with light toning to the page edges, light offsetting to the leather at the top of the front board and light rubbing to the marbled paper used on the cover. Skilton 160.