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Scenes of Clerical Life by ELIOT George 1819-1880 [ie EVANS Mary Anne later CROSS] - 1st Edition  - 1858 - from Madoc Books (SKU: 006318)

Scenes of Clerical Life

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Scenes of Clerical Life

by ELIOT George 1819-1880 [ie EVANS Mary Anne later CROSS]

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Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1858. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. VG, 1st ed, 1858. The Authors rarest book, especially in the original cloth, as is this. 2 Vols, maroon embossed cloth by Edmonds & Remnants, light wear along front edges, corners bumped. Spines, faded slightly, frayed along edges, some loss. Internally, Vol 1, 1858, half title, [6], [3], 4-366 pp. Vol 2, 1858, half title, [6], [1], 2-381 pp. Bookplates to fpds (Alfred Gilbey), ink ownership signature to feps (Mrs WP Goode), maroon endpapers, small bookbinder label to ep of V1, occasional light spotting & edge browning, short margin crease to V1, X5/X5. 1050 copies printed 5 January 1858, then later a further 650 copies printed for subscription. Housed in a modern up-and-over half maroon morocco over marbled boards, gilt tooling & titles.(Folios, 124*199 & 124*200 mm). (Sadleir 818. Wolff 2062. Baker & Ross A3.2B). These 3 stories were published, serially in Blackwoods Magazine between January & October 1857, anonymously. She earned £443 as a result, & the stories were widely praised. They were then published in book form in 1858. She appears to have earned £45,343 by the time of her death! Story Titles are: The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton. Mr Gilfil's Love-Story. and Janet's Repentance.


Scenes of Clerical Life is the title under which George Eliot's first published fictional work, a collection of three short stories, was released in book form, and the first of her works to be released under her famous pseudonym. The stories were first published in Blackwood's Magazine over the course of the year 1857, initially anonymously, before being released as a two-volume set by Blackwood and Sons in January 1858.


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Scenes of Clerical Life
ELIOT George 1819-1880 [ie EVANS Mary Anne later CROSS]
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Used - Very Good
1st Edition
William Blackwood and Sons
Place of Publication
Edinburgh and London
Date Published
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾
Literature Fiction
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8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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