The Mill on the Floss

Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1860. First Edition. In three volumes. First edition. First state without the preliminary ad leaf in Volume 1. Carter's binding "B", with the "Edmunds & Remnant" binder's ticket. 8vo, 361; 319; 311 pp. Vol. III with undated publisher's ads at rear). Original reddish-brown cloth blind stamped on front and rear panels; gilt lettered spine. Pale yellow endpapers. Some faint rubbing to the extremities and bumped corners, else a near fine copy of a book that is common in worse condition and scarce in comparable condition. Carter BV pp. 110-111. Sadleir 816a. Wolff 2060. Ex-William M. Fitzhugh, Jr. Among the greatest 20th century collections (sold in 1977). 165044xx. Near fine. Item #982

Eliot's typical themes are growing up, falling in love, and gaining acceptance, but for Maggie (the heroine), it is stunted grouth with the struggle existing within the constraints of rural society, frustrated love and, mostly, failures at acceptance.

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