1888. Item #89820
GISSING, George. A LIFE'S MORNING. In Three Volumes. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1888. First Edition . 8vo. 3 Vols. 315pp.; 303pp.; 333pp. One of 500 sets, of which 265 went to circulating libraries, and 126 were remaindered. Pebbled reddish-brown cloth, yellow-coated endpapers. Ruled in black and blindstamped on front and back to create an imitation three-quarter leather binding, and stamped in gilt to spine. One of Gissing's more popular novels, although he was displeased with having to change the ending to a happy one at the insistence of the publisher. Esher bookplate to paste down. Inner hinges starting . Vol. 1 mildly skewed and all vols. with some wear to spine ends and corners; but overall a most pleasing, fresh copy. (Freeman 17).