George Eliot - Silas Marner from 1943
George Eliot's Silas Marner.
Nelson Classics edition. Undated but inscribed 1943 Hardback.
Condition: Original dust jacket (clipped). A little worn at the edges but wonderful considering age. Foxing and yellowing to pages. Bright red beneath dust jacket. Handwritten dedication from Christmas 1943.
This book was given as a gift during World War II and was more than likely subject to paper rationing as a result of the 1942 Book Production War Economy Agreement which would have made this an especially treasured gift. The dust jacket encourages readers to listen to the London news on the radio for updates from the Home Front. A fascinating piece of social history and a beautiful book into the bargain.
Dimensions: 6.5" x 4.5"