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Cranford is one of the better-known novels of the 19th-century English writer Elizabeth Gaskell. It was first published, in eight instalments in the magazine Household Words, which was edited by Charles Dickens. The text in this book was taken from the 1864 edition, the last to be revised by Mrs Gaskell before her death. Illustrations are by George Harrap & Co. The book is made up of a collection of satirical sketches, which sympathetically portray changing small town customs and values in mid Victorian England. It is Gaskell's affectionate portrait of people and customs that were already becoming anachronisms. The book is introduced by Susan Hill, Folio Society.
Binding suggestions: A rebind in brown leather would look nice for this title. You can add a new slipcase, in red to compliment the case, lined with red suedel to protect the book and add colour. The book is illustrated with wood engravings by John Hassel, which can be debossed on the jacket, next to red endpapers. The detail on the book spine can be added in gold, alongside the title and personalisation.