TROLLOPE, ANTHONY. 1815-1882.
The Last Chronicle of Barset. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1866-67.
32 parts (2 volumes). 8vo (216 x 135 mm). With 32 wood-engraved plates and 32 initial vignettes by G.H. Thomas. Original pictorial cream wrappers printed in red and blue. Custom chemise and quarter morocco pull-off case (faded). Parts 4, 19, 29 each with an ad leaf torn with loss; some soiling, light chipping to backstrips, lower cover of final part coming detached and browned (affecting contents leaf as well).
FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WEEKLY PARTS, THE ONLY WORK IN THE BARSETSHIRE NOVELS TO BE SERIALIZED. Advertisements conform to Sadleir except one ad leaf torn away in back of part 1, first ad lacking at front of part 2, slip lacking at back of part 3, slip lacking at front of part 18; and without the three "not compulsory" slips.
The Barsetshire novels first brought Trollope authorial fame and financial security. This was the final of the six Barsetshire novels, and Trollope considered this the best novel he wrote. Sadleir 26.