Copyright Edition. Two books bound in one volume. Vol. IV – Book7 “Two Temptations” published 1872 and Vol. IV – Book 8 “Sunrise & Sunset” published in1873. 371pp. Linen boards with blindstamped rules are severely sunned to a light purple, spine is light brown with four gilt bands with “Middlemarch and George Eliot” to the top compartment, “IV” to the middle compartment and “J.B.L. & Co.” to the bottom compartment. All stamped in moderately faded gilt. Some short tears and rubbing to the head and tale of the spine. Previous owner’s name to the front paste down has been crossed out with ink (?). Sporadic foxing throughout. Very gently read. Text block is solid. Hinges are solid and tight.