THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSET. Anthony Trollope.

THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSET.

With Illustrations by George H. Thomas. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1867. 2 pp undated ads. Original grey-green cloth.

First Complete (which is to say, the American) Edition of the sixth and last of the Barsetshire Novels, with illustrations by the same artist as in the UK. This American edition was published on June 19, 1867 (the previous October, Harper had paid £150 for advance sheets), while in the UK both the 32nd and final serial part, and the second and final volume, were published on July 6th. Trollope observed in his autobiography, "I regard this as the best novel I have written. I was never quite satisfied with the development of the plot, which consisted in the loss of a cheque, of a charge made against a clergyman for stealing it, and of absolute uncertainty on the part of the clergyman himself as to the manner in which the cheque found its way into his hands."

This copy is in grey-green pebbled (morocco-grain?) cloth, one of several available at $2.00; copies in wrappers were also available (no precedence) at $1.50. This is a very good-plus copy, with some damp-marking at the lower fore-edge of each cover; there is also a brown damp-mark at the lower fore-corner of the earlier leaves. Smith 20; Sadleir (AT) p. 81; Wolff 6784a. Item #14817

Price: $325.00

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