Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood, 1876.
First edition in the original parts of Eliot’s final and most controversial work, which essentially predicts the foundation of Israel. Octavos, four volumes in eight parts in the original wrappers with 4 half-titles and 8 section titles as issued, advertisements to each part with the exception of the final part, slips to the rear of each volume with the exceptions of part 1 (no slip issued with part 8), errata slips to volumes 3 and 6, publisher’s catalogue to rear of part 7 (Parrish, 37-38; Sadlier, 813). In very good condition. Housed in two custom half morocco and chemise cases. Bookplates from the library of Richard Bayard Dominick to each chemise. Scarce in the original wrappers.
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