Scenes of a Clerical Life
Brasch PR4669 S3 1859
Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons
Willi Fels did not just concentrate on the classical and the antiquarian. ‘Modern’ works also caught his discerning eye. Scenes of Clerical Life was George Eliot’s first published work of fiction, and the first to contain her famous pseudonym. This stereotyped edition is from a ‘Novels of’ series published by Blackwood and Sons about 1880. It was owned by Fels, and has his signature at the front. Interestingly, this copy was passed on to his grandson Charles Brasch, who was the family genealogist. It contains his annotations and notes.
George Eliot, “Scenes of a Clerical Life,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed October 2, 2022, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11180.