PHINEAS REDUX. Anthony Trollope.


With Twenty-Four Illustrations. London and New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1874. Original green cloth decorated in black and gilt (continuously paginated).

First Edition, second impression -- also the first one-volume edition -- and a highly unusual publishing situation, since the first and second impressions were by two different publishers. Near the conclusion of serialization in The Graphic (26 weekly instalments, each with an illustration, July 1873 - January 1874), Chapman & Hall published the first book edition in two blue-cloth volumes, using only 24 of those illustrations -- in December 1873 but dated 1874. Then in 1874 George Routledge took over publication of this book, and not only issued C&H's unsold copies and sheets (two-volumes-in-one with separate pagination), but also had W.H. Smith run off this new impression, altering the C&H stereotype plates to effect continuous pagination and chapter numbering, and substituting Routledge's name on the title page and spine (Smith's date-code of 10 Sept 1874 appears on the final page of text).

This copy is bright and near-fine (minor rubbing at the extremities); the original coffee-brown endpapers are cracked but the volume remains remarkably tight for such heftiness. This one-volume Routledge edition, in this condition, is quite uncommon. See Sadleir 41 (note on p. 139, and p. 6 of the addenda). Item #14284

Price: $675.00

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