Item #3413 Is He Popenjoy? [THE RARE SERIALIZATION in Charles Dickens's All The Year Round]. Anthony Trollope, Multiple Other Authors, Charles Dickens.
Is He Popenjoy? [THE RARE SERIALIZATION in Charles Dickens's All The Year Round]
Is He Popenjoy? [THE RARE SERIALIZATION in Charles Dickens's All The Year Round]
Is He Popenjoy? [THE RARE SERIALIZATION in Charles Dickens's All The Year Round]
Is He Popenjoy? [THE RARE SERIALIZATION in Charles Dickens's All The Year Round]
Is He Popenjoy? [THE RARE SERIALIZATION in Charles Dickens's All The Year Round]
Is He Popenjoy? [THE RARE SERIALIZATION in Charles Dickens's All The Year Round]
Is He Popenjoy? [THE RARE SERIALIZATION in Charles Dickens's All The Year Round]

Is He Popenjoy? [THE RARE SERIALIZATION in Charles Dickens's All The Year Round]

1877, 1888: Chapman and Hall, London. First Edition. Hardcover. A Very Good set of Volumes XIX, XX, and XXI of All the Year Round, a Weekly Journal conducted by Charles Dickens, covering the period beginning with No. 454 dated August 11, 1877 through and including No. 524 dated December 14, 1878, and together containing the entire serialization of Anthony Trollope's "Is He Popenjoy", the TRUE FIRST EDITION. [These volumes are from the Battersea Public Library with each bound in uniform green boards illustrated in blind. Each Volume shows modest wear and a small library label to each spine's tail. Within, each Volume shows scattered examples of the unobtrusive and small Battersea Public Library stamp and Volumes XIX and XXI show the remnants of the Library's lending record to the rectos of their respective yellow front free end papers.] "Is He Popenjoy" tells of the Marquis of Brotherton who, after spending most of his life in Italy, returned to England, bringing with him an Italian woman whom he claimed to be his wife, as well as a young child he asserted to be his heir, Lord Popenjoy. He forced the Dowager Marchioness, her three daughters, and the second-born son, his younger brother, Lord George -- the then-previous presumptive heir to the
Estate -- to leave Manor Cross so that it could be readied for his, and his claimed new family's, use. In response, the Dean, George's disappointed father-in-law, commissioned an inquiry in Italy as to the infant child who came with the Marquis and his legitimacy as the new heir. The inquiry produced inconclusive results and, for some period of time, the identity of the presumptive heir was uncertain to the Dean and others. The novel was first published in the installments contained in of All the Year Round beginning on October 13, 1877 and continuing uninterruptedly through and including July 13, 1878. The work was published in Triple-Decker Volume format in April, 1878. Thus, the majority of the novel was first published in the pages of these three volumes. In his list of Comparative Scarcities in Volume form, Sadlier ranks "Is He Popenjoy? [along with "The Three Clerks" and "Miss Mackenzie"] as B2, showing it to be one of the scarcest of Trollope's novels in book form. The market still bears this out and, as of the date this listing was written, only three sets appear in the ABE listings. Complete copies of the novel in its original installments are quite a bit scarcer and this is the only full set in installment form that we have seen or known about in our over 40 years of diligent searching for Anthony Trollope rarities. It is, in short, almost as as scarce as hens teeth. AN EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE, LIKELY RARE, COPY OF THIS NOVEL IN ITS ORIGINAL SERIALIZATION, SCARCER EVEN THAN THE DEMONSTRABLY SCARCE TRIPLE-DECKER. RARE INDEED AND A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR BOTH INSTITUTIONS AND INDIVIDUAL COLLECTORS. Very good +. Item #3413

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