AUTHOR: GASKELL, Elizabeth C.
PUBLISHER: London: Chapman & Hall, 1853.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION. 1 vol., 8vo. Bound in the publishers original green cloth, housed in a full dark green morocco solinder slipcase.
CONDITION: Spine slightly faded to brown, spine expertly relined, inner hinges strengthened.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is the first book edition of Mrs. Gaskell’s most beloved novel. First published serially in Dickens’ magazine Household Words from 1851-53. Cranford’s greatest charm, which has kept it unfailingly popular, is its amused but loving portrayal of the old-fashioned customs and ‘elegant economy’ of a delicately observed group of middle-aged figures in a landscape. A work which is difficult to find in a 1st edition much less in original cloth.