Item #15211 THE BERTRAMS. A Novel. Anthony Trollope.


New York: Harper & Brothers, 1859. Original blind-stamped purple-brown morocco-grain cloth.

First American (and first one-volume) Edition. This was not generally regarded as one of Trollope's better efforts; the author himself remarked in his autobiography,

I do not know that I have ever heard it well spoken of by my friends, and I cannot remember that there is any character in it that has dwelt in the minds of novel-readers.

Much of the novel's action takes place in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, where George Bertram meets the father he had not seen since his boyhood.

THE BERTRAMS was Trollope's second book to be published in America, following DOCTOR THORNE the previous year. This is a very good-plus copy, perhaps near-fine (the usual fading of purple-hued cloth, occasional light foxing, but little wear). In our experience, THE BERTRAMS is considerably scarcer than Harper's subsequent double-columned Trollope American editions. W. Smith pp 5-8 (where he labels this color "dark grayish yellowish brown"); see Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 8. Item #15211

Price: $375.00

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