London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1857.
First edition. Two volumes, bound without ads but with half-title pages in contemporary tan calf over marbled boards, with green and red gilt-stamped title labels to spines, all edges marbled. Bindings lightly rubbed at extremities. Pages toned, foxed at preliminary and terminal leaves. Bookplates and clippings from former owner tipped in. A charming set of Elizabeth Gaskell's biography of her close friend. Item #140939975