Complete Set of Novels and An Autobiography

£1,600.00

Available to members only

46 novels plus An Autobiography

The design and production of The Complete Novels of Anthony Trollope has been undertaken in partnership with the Folio Society, who have been famous for  fifty years for their continuing commitment to painstaking techniques, many of which are no longer fashionable. Each title is set in hot metal, and printed lithographically by Bath Press, one of the foremost printers in England. The typeface used is the distinguished ‘monotype’ Bell, the first and by general consent the most attractive of the so-called ‘modem’ faces. It was originally cut in 1788, and used for many early editions of Trollope’s novels. The text has been completely re-set in hot metal by Speedspools of Edinburgh, under the general editorship of Professor David Skilton. The paper selected by the Trollope Society is a special making, chosen for each title, of a cream tint, and is manufactured by Lancashire Mills. It is acid-free, and of archival quality. The binding is buckram throughout – still by far the most lasting casing material. Each has the title printed in gold on a black label, and the front board is blind stamped with the colophon of The Trollope Society.

Each title has an introduction, specially commissioned for the series. Introducers are diverse – reflecting Trollope’s enormously broad appeal – including Joanna Trollope, Mary Warnock, Antonia Fraser, A N Wilson, P D James, Robertson Davies, Victoria Glendinning, Maeve Binchy, John Mortimer, Enoch Powell, Roy Jenkins and Asa Briggs. The page format is medium octavo (9″ x 5 314″). Original illustrations are used in The Society’s edition only where they occurred in the first edition. Artists represented include Sir John Millais, ‘Phiz’ (Hablot Browne), and Frank Holl R.A. The aim is to present a series designed to the best library standards which will stand constant reading over many years.