THE SPANISH GYPSY. A Poem.

First edition, first printing. Octavo. Publisher's original blue cloth by Burn & Co. (their ticket to the rear pastedown) with gilt device to the upper board and titles in gilt to the spine. Grey coated endpapers. Page edges untrimmed. 8pp. publisher's advertisements at the rear. A very good copy indeed, the binding square, firm and bright with a little bumping to the corners and a hint of wear to the extremities. The contents with a neat contemporary ownership inscription to the head of the title page, occasional pencil annotations to a few pages, the odd dot of foxing to page edges, and a minor stain to the gutter of pp.60-61 where a pressed flower has previously sat are otherwise clean and bright throughout. An attractive example.

The first edition of Eliot's novel based on the expulsion from Spain of the Moors and the Gypsies in the 1490s, inspired by the author's visit to Spain with George Henry Lewes in December 1866.

Stock code: 20433

£275

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ELIOT, George

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