Hard Cover. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1867. First Edition. Very Good.
Two volumes. Illustrated by George H. Thomas. First edition. Orange pebbled cloth, lettered in gilt, red speckled edges, pale yellow endpapers. A very good set, with fading to the spines, spine ends lightly worn, rear hinge of volume I cracked and secure, former owner signature to front endpapers. A very pleasing set, free of any repairs or restoration. Sadleir 26. The Last Chronicle of Barset is the sixth and final novel in the Chronicles of Barsetshire (1855-1867), a series of novels featuring the clergymen of the fictional English county of Barsetshire that is considered to collectively be Trollope's finest work. Like the first and second novels in the series, The Last Chronicle of Barset looks specifically at the cathedral city of Barchester. Notably, Trollope considered The Last Chronicle of Barset to be his favorite of his works, claiming, "I regard this as the best novel I have written."