In Two Volumes. With Illustrations Engraved on Wood. London: Chapman and Hall, 1874. Bound in three-quarter black morocco with marbled boards.
First Edition of this novel that picks up where several previous ones left off. It is primarily a continuation of PHINEAS FINN, with Phineas returning to London after seven years of exile in Ireland and the death of his wife. But the Palliser family also figures in the plot, as it does in FRAMLEY PARSONAGE, DOCTOR THORNE and several other Trollope novels; so does Lizzie Eustace (and her new husband), fresh from her adventures in THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS.~PHINEAS REDUX first appeared serially in The Graphic, 26 weekly instalments (July 1873 - January 1874), each with an illustration. The book edition, using only 24 of the illustrations, was published in two volumes (blue cloth) in December 1873. According to Sadleir, the publisher Routledge not only issued C&H's unsold sheets, two-volumes-in-one, but also in 1874 printed up some additional copies that have continuous pagination.~This copy is bound in three-quarter black morocco with marbled boards, and is quite handsome in appearance; other than not being in its original cloth binding, we would rate its condition fine, as there is virtually no wear at all, and the leaves (including the plates) are clean and free of foxing. In our experience this is a tough Trollope to find in original cloth, as the relative delicacy of the cloth has caused most copies (like this) to be rebound. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 41. Item #11432