London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , iv, , 2-336, , 2-24 (pages of publisher's advertisements) pp. Brown publisher's cloth with decorations in blind and gold lettering on the spine. Coated yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Housed in a custom slipcase with marbled inner papers. Sadleir 16-17. Trollope Society, "The Warden". The publisher's catalog is dated September of 1854. Extraordinarily difficult to find in exceptional condition. The first of the Barset novels to be published, Trollope's Warden deals with zealous reformers pitted against the traditions of the Anglican Clergy. Trollope's favorite motifs of morality and tradition pitted against selfishness are explored, in a quiet, subtle Victorian setting. Near Fine. Item #000012028
A bookplate on the front pastedown.