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New Edition in Three Volumes. Three volumes in original blindstamped purple-brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spines; pale yellow endpapers. Spines lightly sunned with some small chips and nicks to spine ends, good. A publishing curiosity. The novel was first issued by Trübner in four volumes in 1861, and at least two further editions in the same format followed in the same year -- and in due course a one-volume edition appeared. But in between the four and one volume editions, Trübner entirely reset the text to create this standard "three-decker" version, a proceeding which seems odd.