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Meredith, George
FIVE WORKS IN 14 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 500 GBP
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Meredith, George
FIVE WORKS IN 14 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 500 GBP
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Meredith, George
FIVE WORKS IN 14 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
i) The Ordeal of Richard Feverel. A History of Father and Son. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859, 3 volumes, original dark sage-green ripple cloth (Carter's Binding Variant A), covers decorated with ornament in blind, spines lettered in gilt, Mudie's and Forbes & Bennett's Circulating Library stickers attached to upper covers, bookplate of Walter Hirst in volume 1, remains of bookplate in volume 3, some slight foxing, minor marking and discoloration to covers; ii) Lord Ormont and his Aminta. London: Chapman and Hall, 1894, 3 volumes, half-titles, original olive-green morocco cloth, regular issue with cut edges; some offsetting, some slight wear to edges and joints; [with:] another copy, book-label of F.M. Stark, occasional spotting, spines bumped at head and foot; iii) One of our Conquerors. London: Chapman and Hall, 1891, 3 volumes, original royal-blue coarse morocco cloth decorated in black, spines gilt (conforming to Sadleir's copy IV, with panel of Meredith's works printed on verso of front fly-leaf), pale yellow endpapers, hinges of volume 2 starting, slight darkening to spines; iv) The Tragic Comedians. London: Chapman & Hall, 1880, 2 volumes, original dark sage-green diagonal-fine-ribbed cloth, spine lettered in gilt, black end papers, occasional slight spotting, hinges splitting; FIRST EDITIONS, 8vo (14)
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Provenance

i) Walter Hirst, bookplate; iii) F.M. Stark, book-label 

Literature

Sadleir 1701, 1699b, 1700c, 1705

Catalogue Note

INCLUDING THE INNOVATIVE WRITER'S FIRST FULL-LENGTH NOVEL, a highly original work both for its stylistic diversity and (for the time) sexual frankness. "Feverel's originality was recognized, but at the cost of some notoriety. "I am tabooed from all decent drawing-room tables" (Letters, 1.39), Meredith lamented when Mudie's circulating library, which had taken 300 copies, withdrew the novel..." (ODNB).

The Library of an English Bibliophile Part VII

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London