Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Publisher: Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1890.
Two volumes, cream cloth-backed red-cloth boards, beautifully decorated with gilt on both boards, titles and decoration on spines, t.e.g., satin book markers, in the publisher's gilt stamped red-cloth dust-wrappers, the whole enclosed in the matching gilt-stamped slipcase; pp. 475; 478, each volume with 30 photogravures with captioned tissue-guards. The "Florentine" edition. Books are fine, without flaw; jacket spines are very slightly faded, else fine; slipcase faded and a little rubbed, insides and uncovered base age-toned (from the glue). An extraordinarily lovely production, beautifully preserved.
Romola is a novel by George Eliot, first published in 1857. It tells the story of a young girl, Romola, who is taken from her rural home in Italy and brought to the city of London to be educated. There, Romola becomes involved in the political and social struggles of the time, and is eventually drawn into a conspiracy to overthrow the British government.; 8vo; MinPrice:175. MaxPrice:275. Later. 2 Volumes. 8vo. 475 pp.. & 478 pp.. Each volume has 30 photogravures by A.W. Elson & Company. photogravures have tissue guards with legends in red. Some offsetting to tissue guards (from photogravures). T.e.g.. Quarter white vellum over bright red cloth variant (priority unknown) embossed and stamped with bright gilt decorations and titles. Publisher's sewn-in red bookmarks. In publisher's matching bright red cloth over paper bright gilt stamped and titled dust-wrappers. With publisher's original matching red cloth over cardboard slipcase stamped, decorated, and titled in gilt.. The books are about fine. Some softening to heads/heels of spines. Light offsetting to end-papers. Exteriors and interiors are, otherwise, bright, fresh, and clean with no internal markings. Tightly bound. Square. The dust-wrappers are about near fine with some light fading to the spines. Otherwise, bright, fresh, crisp, and clean. Inner flap corners trimmed (publisher)? The books are about fine. Some softening to heads/heels of spines. Light offsetting to end-papers. Exteriors and interiors are, otherwise, bright, fresh, and clean with no internal markings. Tightly bound. Square. The slipcase is very good or some better. Some soiling and staining to cloth and exposed cardboard surface(s). No seam splitting or separations.
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