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Twenty-three (23) First Edition books by Mary Ann Evans, writing under the pen name George Eliot, 28 items total, majority published by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1859-84. Includes: DANIEL DERONDA, Vol. I-IV, 1876; ADAM BEDE, Vol. I-III, 1859; ROMOLA, Vol. I-III, published by Smith, Elder, and Company, London, 1863; THE MILL ON THE FLOSS, Vol. I-III, 1860; FELIX HOLT, THE RADICAL, Vol. I-III, 1866; SILAS MARNER: THE WEAVER OF RAVELOE, 1861; THE LEGEND OF JUBAL AND OTHER POEMS, 1874; SCENES OF CLERICAL LIFE, Vol. I-II, 1858; THE SPANISH GYPSY: A POEM, 1868; ESSAYS AND LEAVES FROM A NOTEBOOK, 1884 and IMPRESSIONS OF THEOPHRASTUS SUCH, 1879. Also includes GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE AS RELATED IN HER LETTERS AND JOURNALS, Vol. I-III, First Edition, by J.W. Cross, 1885; WISE, WITTY, AND TENDER SAYINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE SELECTED FROM THE WORKS OF GEORGE ELIOT, FIRST EDITION, by Alexander Main, 1872; and THE COMPLETE WORKS OF GEORGE ELIOT: POEMS, Vol. I, published by Harper and Brothers, New York and London, undated. Hardcover, various sizes, top edge gilt pages, to most volumes rebound by Zaehnsdorf for A.C. McClurg and Company, Chicago, in blue leather with gilt-stamped covers and spines, five raised hubs, gilt dentelle with marbled paper pastedowns and endpapers, POEMS, Vol. I and SAYINGS rebound in three-quarter leather with marbled-paper sides, ex libris plate to interior of front covers, many with brown grosgrain ribbon bookmarks. Ranging in size from 6 5/8" H x 4 3/4" W x 1 1/8" D to 8 3/8" H x 5 3/4" W x 1 1/4" D.
PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the items from her estate in this auction were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.
CONDITION: Covers in overall good condition with wear to hinges, areas of loss, largest 1/2", to spines, corners bumped. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning, scattered foxing spots, scuffs, creases, few pencil marks, light handling wear. Daniel Deronda Vol. I and Sayings covers are separated from binding.