by Anthony Trollope
Introduction by Julian Symons, Drawings by Peter Reddick
The Folio Society, 1977, b/w illustrations/engravings in text, illustrated end-papers, hardcover with decorated boards, green cloth binding and green colour-toned top fore-edge, in slipcase
Very Good Condition, previous owners inscription to half-title page, minor rubbing to corners and side edges, minor edge and shelf wear, slipcase has minor edge and shelf wear with watermark to edge of case (see photographs)
'After the death of old Dr Grantly, a bitter struggle begins over who will succeed him as Bishop of Barchester. And when the decision is finally made to appoint the evangelical Dr Proudie, rather than the son of the old bishop, Archdeacon Grantly, resentment and suspicion threaten to cause deep divisions within the diocese. Trollope's masterly depiction of the plotting and back-stabbing that ensues lies at the heart of one of the most vivid and comic of his Barsetshire novels, peopled by such very different figures as the saintly Warden of Hiram's Hospital, Septimus Harding, the ineffectual but well-meaning new bishop and his terrifying wife, and the oily chaplain Mr Slope who has designs on Mr Harding's daughter.'