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This is an auction for THE WARDEN by Anthony Trollope.

This is a Folio Society book, in its original slipcase.

[This is one of four books from this series which I am offering for sale on Trade Me at present. The other books in the photograph are in separate auctions.]

Introduction by Owen Chadwick.

Illustrations by Alexy Pendle.

"The Warden is the first novel in Anthony Trollope's series known as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire", published in 1855. It concerns Septimus Harding, the meek, elderly warden of Hiram's Hospital, in the fictional county of Barsetshire. Hiram's Hospital is an almshouse supported by a medieval charitable bequest to the Diocese of Barchester. The income maintains the almshouse itself, supports its twelve bedesmen, and, in addition, provides a comfortable abode and living for its warden. Mr Harding was appointed to this position through the patronage of his old friend the Bishop of Barchester, who is also the father of Archdeacon Grantly to whom Harding's older daughter, Susan, is married. The warden, who lives with his remaining child, an unmarried younger daughter Eleanor, performs his duties conscientiously. The story concerns the impact upon Harding and his circle when a zealous young reformer, John Bold, launches a campaign to expose the disparity in the apportionment of the charity's income between its object, the bedesmen, and its officer, Mr Harding. John Bold embarks on this campaign in a spirit of public duty despite his romantic involvement with Eleanor and previously cordial relations with Mr Harding..."

More on Wikipedia.

Folio Society hardback 1995.

172 pages.

A (neat) name on the flyleaf. Otherwise, near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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