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Cranford by Mrs Gaskell
Cranford describes the everyday lives of a group of middle-aged women living in a lower-to-middle-class, country village in Victorian England. With their limited resources, the women attempt to maintain both appearances and the rigid social customs of the day, often with a comical outcome.
A hardcover, first UK edition, with grey boards, blue lettering and motif on the front board and unclipped, illustrated dust cover. The dust jacket has some rubbing along the edges and is in two pieces (detached) with the entire spine section missing. There is foxing and toning throughout but the text and black-and-white engravings are clear and legible. There is a black ink inscription on the inside front page. There is some rubbing to the edges of the book.
The wood engravings in this edition are by Joan Hassall.
This book is quite scarce in this edition.
Now enclosed in a clear plastic cover to protect from further damage. Please feel free to ask for further photographs.
Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co Ltd., London.
Publication date: 1940.
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