Publisher: London: Chapman and Hall, 1856.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Collie 1a; Sadleir 1703; Carter, Binding Variants, D.
Condition: Skillfully recased; corners and tips of the cloth repaired; very good copy.
Book ID: 21600
Description8vo, original blind-stamped brown pebbled cloth, gilt lettering.
Comments¶ Meredith's first novel, a series of Oriental tales told in the manner of Eastern storytellers. Friend and colleague George Eliot enthusiastically reviewed Shagpat, calling it a "work of genius." Such reviews, however, did not help sales and the majority of the first edition was remaindered; this accounts for what Carter describes as the "endless" binding variants of this book.