Scenes of Clerical Life; Essays and Leaves from a Notebook, in two volumes. Holly Lodge Edition
Hardcover, Boston: Dana Estes & Company, 1898. Good with no dust jacket.
Sound binding and hinges. Clean, tanned pages, which are rough cut. Cloth over boards is edge rubbed with overall light shelf wear and darkened spine. Paper label at top of spine on each volume is rubbed, tanned, scuffed but lettering is visible. ; The author's first published fictional work, a collection of three short stories serialized in 1857-1858 and published in book form in 1858. Here these stories (The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton, Mr. Gilfil's Love-Story, and Janet's Repentance) are followed by several essays and other nonfiction writings. Illustrated with several plates. 8.5" (18.5 cm) tall; 722 pages; Re#.