1890. Item #89817
A LOVELY TRIPLE-DECKER GISSING, George. THE EMANCIPATED. A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1890. First Edition. 3 Vols. 8vo. Brown patterned paper covered boards backed with brown cloth. Stamped in gilt to spines. Blue-grey patterned endpapers. Slight rubbing to spine and extremes. Vol. II has smal peeled area on front board. Interior clean and bright. One of an indeterminate number of copies of which , according to the publisher, only 492 were sold. The first of Gissing's "middle class" novels, it follows the lives of two emancipated women and contrasts their marriages. Overall a pleasing copy of this three-decker. (Collie A 8a., Freeman 19).