original purple-brown cloth, enclosed in morocco-backed slip case
VAULT 823.813 J25s 1847
Very rare book. One of the most difficult of all Victorian novels to find in acceptable condition. In this copy the inner hinges are cracked, there are small splits at the top of the spines in two volumes, and the backs are faded; other minor evidence of wear. Volume I has Smith, Elder's 32 page catalogue dated October 1847. In some copies, though not here, this is preceded by an inset fly title dated June 1847 and followed by a leaf of advertisement for "The Calcutta Review". Despite the defects mentioned this is a superb untouched copy.