Item #15254 HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT [24 of 32 weekly parts]. Anthony Trollope.
HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT [24 of 32 weekly parts].

HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT [24 of 32 weekly parts].

With Illustrations by Marcus Stone. London: Virtue & Company, October 17 [1868] - May 22 [1869]. Original grey-green pictorial wrappers printed in red and black.

An incomplete set of the First Edition, 24 of the 32 weekly parts (serialization was also available in eight monthly parts, and at the end the novel was issued in two volumes).

The publisher Virtue gave Trollope extremely generous terms in order to be able to publish this novel -- too generous: Virtue "went under" after the 29th part, after which Strahan & Co. picked up the remainder. (Hence the lack of inserted ads in the last three numbers, Strahan's name on those three inside-rear wrappers, and Strahan's name on the book title pages included in the last part.)

Included are two plates by Marcus Stone per part, plus, at the end of the final part, the preliminary leaves for both volumes -- for those buyers who wanted to have their parts bound up.

The eight parts that are lacking from this set are 8, 10, 12, 20, 22, 24, 25 and 26; of the 24 parts that ARE present, 17 are in near-fine or fine condition (contact us for details). Of the eight Trollope novels that were issued in parts, we would place this among the scarcer half (but not among the scarcest two); over the years, we have sold three complete sets that were priced at $7,500.00. Sadleir 31 (pp 92-103). Item #15254

Price: $900.00

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