ELIOT, GEORGE. 1819-1880.
Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861.
8vo (196 x 120 mm). [vi], 364,  ad, 16 ad pp. Half-title. Original cinnamon-colored cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Custom chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. Rebacked with original spine laid down, new endpapers, first and last gatherings rehinged, cloth soiled.
FIRST EDITION. Carter binding "B." Sutherland calls this "the finest of [Eliot's] studies of humble rural life" (Stanford Companion, p 211). Carter, Binding Variants p 112; Parrish pp 15-16; Sadleir 819.