572 pp + publisher's advertising - 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. When Margaret Hale leaves the comforts of southern England to accompany her father to Milton (Manchester) in the north, she witnesses the conflicts between the working poor and the mill owners. Although their sympathies lie in different directions, Margaret and mill owner John Thornton eventually come to respect each other and, after a reversal of fortunes, agree to marry. Light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, some slight variation in leather colour, slight fading to spine colour. Slipcase has light to moderate edge/corner wear.