According to the flysheet, this edition of The Claverings is 'by Anthony Trollope, author of The Small House at Allington, The Framley Parsonage, etc. A new edition.' It was published in 1894, although the original was published twenty-seven years earlier.
The boards are covered in green cloth; the front and back being completely plain, although the spine has the title and author embossed in gold near the head cap, and the name of the publisher at the tail. The corners of the boards are bumped revealing the card underneath, yet the edges have little shelf wear. There is also some bubbling of the cloth on the boards, and the head/ tail of the spine are frayed and creased. The bottom edges of the pages are light faded, the fore edges are irregular (appearing almost deckle edged) and the top is gilded in gold. The first front-endpaper has been signed by a previous owner, stating 'Henry Ridley from Mother 1903.' Its hinge is torn, although it has reinforcing strips, and the binding is loose. There is some foxing. The back endpapers are in stronger condition, although the foxing is more prominent.
The flysheets and frontis piece have considerable foxing. The latter is a print of, 'A puir feckless thing, tottering along like - ' and is protected by a sheet of tissue paper. Many pages appear to be irregularly cut, on the bottom and fore edges, seemingly of different sizes to the remainder. There is some foxing on the page faces, although they are clean overall. Despite the previous owner's signature at the front, there are no annotations or dog ears. At the back of the book, are four pages of advertisements for other titles from the same publisher, Smith Elder and Co, including those by the Sisters Bronte, Mrs Gaskell, Leigh Hunt and others.