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The Folio Society, London, 1976. Hardcover. The book is in very good condition, which is quarter bound in brown cloth to the spine with bright gilt titling, to brown patterned paper covered boards, tight, white, bright and square. This copy is encased in a robust grey paper covered slip case which is good condition. The book contains line drawings by Peter Reddick and an introduction by Julian Symonds, as well as map endpapers based on Trollope's own view of the fictional area.


The Warden, published originally in 1855, is the first book in Anthony Trollope's Chronicles of Barsetshire series of six novels. It was his fourth novel. The Warden concerns Mr Septimus Harding, the meek, elderly warden of Hiram's Hospital and precentor of Barchester Cathedral, in the fictional county of Barsetshire. 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. 

The Warden by Anthony Trollope

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