London: Robert Hayes, [n.d. 1925]. Original green diagonally-ribbed cloth. Front cover ruled in blind with gilt facsimile signature of Anthony Trollope in center, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, back cover ruled in blind. A fine set. Original green dust jackets printed in black (light wear to dust jackets). Six octavo volumes in all (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 210 x 135 mm.). Collating ix, [1, blank], , [1, blank], 492; vi, 492; vi, , [1, blank], 648; vi, 514; , 279, [1, blank]; vi, 475, [1, blank] with eighty black and white plates (including frontispieces).
The illustrations for Framley Parsonage and The Small House at Allington by Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896) first appeared in The Cornhill Magazine’s 1860-1862 first edition serializations; they are considered by Houfe to be the best examples of Millais’s “sketchy modern style for the contemporary illustration” (Houfe). George Housman Thomas’s (1824-1868) illustrations for The Last Chronicle of Barset originally appeared in Smith, Elder’s 1866-1867 thirty-two part serialized first edition in wrappers.Comprising: Doctor Thorne, with eight plates by H.L. Shindler; Framley Parsonage, with six plates by Sir John E. Millais, Bart., P.R.A.; The Warden, with eight full-page illustrations by F. C. Tilney; Barchester Towers, with eight plates by F.C. Tilney; The Small House at Allington, with eighteen plates by Sir John E. Millais, Bart., P.R.A.; and The Last Chronicle of Barset, with thirty-two plates by George H. Thomas. (Item #3797)