A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Chapman & Hall, 1882. Original ochre cloth decorated in black.
First Edition of "one of the thinnest and least satisfactory of the [Trollope] novels, relieved only by the abortive conspiracy of Lady Kingsbury and the [unscrupulous family] Chaplain" [Gerould]. The Marquis of Kingsbury's second wife does all she can to see that her husband's two children do not marry, so that her own children will inherit instead; into this cauldron comes Marion Fay, daughter of an old Quaker in town, who falls in love with the Marquis's son...~This is a near-fine set -- of a title which because of its ochre-colored cloth is notoriously difficult to find in decent condition (with the result that most sets encountered today have been rebound). The cloth is unusually clean, with the exception that (as is just about always the case) the spines are slightly dulled; wear is limited to just the very slightest, at the extremities. The original yellow endpapers are clean and exhibit scarcely any cracking, and the interior leaves are fine without any foxing. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 64. Item #12424