London: Chapman and Hall, 1864-65. First Edition in book form. Leather bound. 8vo. (iii-viii), 320; (iii-viii), 320 pp. Complete in 40 black & white etched & wood-engraved & plates (including frontispiece with tissue guard in each volume); by H.K. Browne ( Phiz ) and Miss Taylor. Lacking half-titles in each volume. Beautifully bound by by Bayntun in full red calf with gilt decoration & lettering to spines; AEG; gilt dentelles; marbled endpapers; housed in red cloth slipcase. A fine set. Item #16944
First published in serial form in 1864 and 1865. 'Can Your Forgive Her?' is the first of six novels in the Palliser series, also known as the Parliamentary Novels. The common threads throughout the series are the wealthy aristocrat and politician Plantagenet Palliser, and his wife, Lady Glencora. The plots involve British and Irish politics in varying degrees, specifically in and around Parliament. (Sadleir 19).