Publisher: London: Chapman & Hall, 1876.
Edition: First edition in book form, preceded by the parts issue.
Bibliographical References: Sadleir, Trollope, 45; Wolff 6791 (parts issue in cloth); NCBEL III, 884.
Condition: Edges of the cloth and hinges skillfully repaired on volume 1; others slightly worn; very good copy.
Book ID: 22459
Description4 vols, 8vo, original reddish-brown cloth, black decorative stamping and gilt lettering.
Comments¶ The penultimate Palliser novel and the first attempt by Trollope at the portrait of a statesman: “I had never yet drawn the completed picture of such a statesman as my imagination had conceived . . . ” - Trollope as quoted in A Guide to Trollope by Gerould, (Princeton, 1948).