TROLLOPE, ANTHONY. 1815-1882. He Knew He Was Right.  London: Virtue & Company and Strahan and Company, October 1868-May 1869.

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TROLLOPE, ANTHONY. 1815-1882.
He Knew He Was Right. London: Virtue & Company and Strahan and Company, October 1868-May 1869.

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13 Jun 2019, 13:00 EDT

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TROLLOPE, ANTHONY. 1815-1882.
He Knew He Was Right. London: Virtue & Company and Strahan and Company, October 1868-May 1869.
32 original parts. 8vo (223 x 141 mm). 32 wood-engraved plates and 32 initial vignettes by Marcus Stone. Original grey-green wrappers printed in black and red and with cover vignette. Custom cloth slipcase with red morocco label. Backstrips of three parts worn, one front wrapper detached, light soiling to front wrappers of first 2 parts, 4 pp ad inserts lacking in parts 2 and 25, adverts in part 12 defective.
Provenance: Robert and Donna Jackson (book-label).

FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WEEKLY PARTS OF TROLLOPE'S CLASSIC NOVEL, the first appearance of the work. Monthly parts were issued contemporaneously with each fourth weekly part as an additional marketing ploy. The first edition in book form appeared at the conclusion of the parts issue in May 1869, published by Strahan and Company, who had taken over publication of the parts issue from Virtue and published the last 3 parts. The parts issue is rare at auction, ABPC list just 13 copies since 1977. Sadleir 31.
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