Title: Adam Bede.
Publisher: Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1859.
Publication Date: 1859
Fourth edition. In Two Volumes. "Adam Bede" is an evocation of rural England among the hard-working middle-class. Vol I - vi, 429 pp; vi, 382 + 16 pp ads (Messrs Blackwood and Sons). Bound in original orange brown ripple grain cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spines. Yellow eps. Vol I - Ad for "Scenes of Clerical Life" pasted on ffep. Binding loosening - some pages and gatherings loose. Top and bottom of spine chipped. Splits along edges of spine. Corners rubbed. Vol II - front board and backstrip detached between fep and ffep. Binding loosening throughout. Some pages and gatherings loose. Top and bottom of spine chipped with short splits on edge at top. Other nicks in edge of spine at rear board. Corners rubbed. Overall condition Good. Bookseller Inventory # 4260
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