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    "Her Most Perfect Compostition"

    George Eliot. Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861.

    First edition. Octavo. Half-title, title page, 364 pages.

    Contemporary three-quarter red morocco over marbled boards with gilt spine titles and five raised bands tooled in gilt. Bound without advertisements. Moderate shelf wear. minor abrading to the leather. Contemporary owner's signature on the front free endpaper. Scattered minor foxing, mostly at the endpapers. Internal text clean and bright. Very good condition.

    "Overwhelming are the glorious qualities which make her a supreme novelist in an age of great novelists: her penetrating sympathy, her deep knowledge of humanity, her descriptive power, her lambent humor, the reflection of her extraordinary mind." (Kunitz and Haycraft, 212).


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