Volume 1 of this edition appears to be derived from the third edition. Volume 2 appears to be from the first edition.
Normally this might not matter a great deal, but unfortunately in this case it does. Mrs Gaskell had to remove a great deal of material after the second edition was published following legal threats. She did this but also added a great deal of new material. Hence the first and second editions differ significantly from the third. Anyone for whom this is significant is referred to the relevant print editions.
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