London: Robert Hayes, Ltd., 1925. Item #00701
A Fine Set of Trollope
TROLLOPE, Anthony. The Barchester Novels. London: Robert Hayes, [n.d., 1925].
Six octavo volumes (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 210 x 135 mm.). ix, [1, blank], , [1, blank], 492; vi, 492; vi, , [1, blank], 648; vi, 514; , 279, [1, blank]; vi, 475, [1, blank] pp. Eighty black and white plates (including frontispieces).
Comprising: Doctor Thorne, with eight plates by H.L. Shindler; Framley Parsonage, with six plates by Sir John E. Millais, Bart., P.R.A.; The Warden, with eight full-page illustrations by F. C. Tilney; Barchester Towers, with eight plates by F.C. Tilney; The Small House at Allington, with eighteen plates by Sir John E. Millais, Bart., P.R.A.; and The Last Chronicle of Barset, with thirty-two plates by George H. Thomas.
Original green diagonally-ribbed cloth. Front cover ruled in blind with gilt facsimile signature of Anthony Trollope in center, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, back cover ruled in blind. A fine set. Original green dust jackets printed in black (light wear to dust jackets).
The illustrations for Framley Parsonage and The Small House at Allington by Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896) first appeared in The Cornhill Magazine’s 1860-1862 first edition serializations; they are considered by Houfe to be the best examples of Millais’s “sketchy modern style for the contemporary illustration” (Houfe, The Dictionary of 19th Century British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists, p. 228). George Housman Thomas’s (1824-1868) illustrations for The Last Chronicle of Barset originally appeared in Smith, Elder’s 1866-1867 thirty-two part serialized first edition in wrappers.