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HARDY, THOMAS

HARDY, THOMAS
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The Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall at Tintagel in Lyonnesse. A New Version of a n Old Story, Arranged as a Play for Mummers. In One Act. Requiring No Theatre or Scenery., HARDY, Thomas;
101 HARDY, Thomas; The Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall at Tintagel in Lyonnesse. A New Version of a n Old Story, Arranged as a Play for Mummers. In One Act. Requiring No Theatre or Scenery.
London, Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1924 Second Revised edition 
Hardback, approx 8.5 x 6 ins. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front with gilt pictorial vignette to front. In original dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (DW darkened, edges rubbed, chips to spine and rear edges and loss to rear corner. In protective sleeve.) Some minor rubbing to corners of cloth. Endpapers darkened, else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 81pp. With 2 b&w illustrations. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Hardy In Two Volumes. Vol. II - The Dynasts, an Epic Drama of the War with Napoleon. And The Famous Tragedy of The Queen of Cornwall., HARDY, Thomas;
102 HARDY, Thomas; The Poetical Works of Thomas Hardy In Two Volumes. Vol. II - The Dynasts, an Epic Drama of the War with Napoleon. And The Famous Tragedy of The Queen of Cornwall.
Macmillan & Co. 1931. 
Volume 2 only. Size 7.5 x 5 ins. In green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. With original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW spine darkened, corners slightly chipped, edges rubbed. In protective sleeve.) Light spotting to endpapers and a couple of minor marks to page edges else a very clean and tight copy. 569pp. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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The Return of The Native. Tauchnitz Edition. Collection of British and American Authors. Vols. 1796. / 1797. In Two Volumes., Hardy, Thomas;
103 Hardy, Thomas; The Return of The Native. Tauchnitz Edition. Collection of British and American Authors. Vols. 1796. / 1797. In Two Volumes.
Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig June 1933 / Sept 1934 
2 vols. Approx 6.5 x 4.5 ins. In printed paperback covers with black lettering. In very good conditions. Small surface amrks to rear covers from removed price labels. Spines slightly darkened with some faint staining marks (to spine only) Bindings are nice and tight, covers otherwise clean and backed in protective plastic (loose). Neat inscriptions to corner of front endpapers else very clean and tight copies. 320pp/ 311pp. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid. In One Volume. Tauchnitz Edition. Collection of British and American Authors. Vol. 4461, Hardy, Thomas;
104 Hardy, Thomas; The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid. In One Volume. Tauchnitz Edition. Collection of British and American Authors. Vol. 4461
Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig May 1924 
Approx 6.5 x 4.5 ins. In printed paperback covers with black lettering. In very good condition. Some minor marks, corners slightly bumped. Rubbing to edges. Spine darkened. Binding is nice and tight, covers slightly cracked at hinges. Pages darkened around edges else a clean and tight copy. 270pp. 
Price: 38.00 GBP
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The Trumpet-Major. John Loveday, A Soldier in the War with Buonaparte and Robert His Brother First Mate in the Merchant Service, A Tale. Macmillan’s Colonial Library. No. 190., HARDY, Thomas;
105 HARDY, Thomas; The Trumpet-Major. John Loveday, A Soldier in the War with Buonaparte and Robert His Brother First Mate in the Merchant Service, A Tale. Macmillan’s Colonial Library. No. 190.
London, Macmillan & Co. 1896 (India and British Colonies Circulation) 
Hardback, approx 7 x 5 inches. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Grey endpapers. In very good condition. Original cloth has been professionally rebacked. rubbing to board faces, spine, and corners, corners slightly bumped. Slight darkening to endpapers, some marks to title page and frontis, some handling marks to pages else a clean and tight copy. 385pp + 8pp cat. Map at rear. 
Price: 48.00 GBP
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The Woodlanders. Edited by Dale Kramer., HARDY, Thomas;
106 HARDY, Thomas; The Woodlanders. Edited by Dale Kramer.
Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1981 
Tall 8vo. Approx 6 x 9 inches. In dark grey/blue cloth with gilt to spine. With original glossy dustwrapper. In excellent condition. Dustwrapper very slightly faded with corner price clipped. Inside pages clean and tight with very minor foxing to some page edges. 430pp. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Two On A Tower. A Romance. In Two Volumes. Tauchnitz Edition. Collection of British and American Authors. Vols. 2118 / 2119., HARDY, Thomas;
107 HARDY, Thomas; Two On A Tower. A Romance. In Two Volumes. Tauchnitz Edition. Collection of British and American Authors. Vols. 2118 / 2119.
Bernard Tauchnitz, Leipzig. 1883 
2 vols. Approx 6 x 4.5 ins. In attractive red cloth covers, blind embossed monogram to front, black designs to spines with gilt lettering. In very good conditions. Covers clean, spines slightly faded/darkened. with clear protective plastic wraps. Inside one or two very minor marks but pages overall very clean and tight throughout. 256 + 255pp. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Under The Greenwood Tree. Or, The Mellstock Quire, A Rural Painting of the Dutch School. Introduction by Angela Thirlwell., HARDY, THOMAS;
108 HARDY, THOMAS; Under The Greenwood Tree. Or, The Mellstock Quire, A Rural Painting of the Dutch School. Introduction by Angela Thirlwell.
The Folio Society 1971 1st thus 
Dark green pictorial cloth with gilt to spine. In Slipcase. In near fine condition with very good slipcase. Minor rubbing to edges of case. Rubbing to spine label. Else inside clean and tight. Wood-engravings by P. Reddick. 172pp. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Wessex Tales. Strange, Lively and Commonplace. Two Volumes in Slipcase. RARE FIRST EDITION., HARDY, Thomas;
109 HARDY, Thomas; Wessex Tales. Strange, Lively and Commonplace. Two Volumes in Slipcase. RARE FIRST EDITION.
Macmillan & Co. London. 1888 first edition 
Two volumes. Size approx 5 x 7.5 inches. Both in green cloth with green printed banding to top and bottom of front boards and spines. Gilt lettering to spines. Pages rough cut - some remain un-cut. Slipcase with morrocco leather & gilt spine label. In very good conditions. Corners are bumped, and some rubbing to edges of spines. A couple of very minor marks to boards else cloth overall very clean and sound. Slipcase very good, a little rubbed at bottom and corners with some very slight fading to spine else excellent. Both endpapers have gilt & leather owners labels to endpapers “Ex Libris, Blairhame”, also with original bookseller labels “Frederick H. Hutt. London.” to corners of endpapers. Further description: Both volumes are mildly cocked. Covers and Spines. present mild, rubbing and darkening. Several short and mild wrinkles to cloth of Front Cover Vol. 1. Foxing to prelims. Several edges trimmed short. Text clean and bright with firm, un-cracked hinges. A delightful copy of this most scarce and elusive First Edition. 247 + 212 +4pp (cat.) The First Edition. One of 750 copies printed, of which only 634 were bound to comprise the First Edition. All Points of Issue present in this copy as per Purdy-p.58; Sadleir-1119. Bound in original Publisher's Green cloth. Horizontal imprinted lines to front cover. Gilt tiled spines. Publisher's imprinted device to rear covers. Housed in Custom Slipcase with gilt titled Morocco label and further in custom chemise. Hardy's first and most notable collection of stories. This copy provenance: "The Blair Copy-from the collection of notable book collector, Natalie K. Blair, who used the name of her sprawling New York estate, Blairhame, on her bookplate which is laid-on to the front pastedown of this copy. A voracious and knowledgeable bibliophile, Mrs. Blair was renowned for acquiring only the finest copies of the 19th century British Titles which she wished to add to her collection." 
Price: 1600.00 GBP
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Life and Art. Essays Notes and Letters Collected for the first time. Edited with an introduction by ERNEST BRENNECKE, JR., HARDY, Thomas; BRENNECKE, Ernest;
110 HARDY, Thomas; BRENNECKE, Ernest; Life and Art. Essays Notes and Letters Collected for the first time. Edited with an introduction by ERNEST BRENNECKE, JR.
New York. Greenberg Inc. 1925. LIMITED EDITION (2000). Unnumbered. 
Tall 8vo. (approx 6.5 x 10 inches.) Brown cloth with paper label on spine and original paper dustwrapper. In very good condition. Corners of boards are bumped with small split to bottom of spine and crease to rear board. Spine label is bright and clean. Dustwrapper is quite worn with tears to edges and slight loss to top edge. Inside neat inscription to front endpaper else a clean and tight copy. 140 pp. With facsimile-autograph frontis and title vignette. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Thomas Hardy Calendar. A Quotation from the Works of Thomas Hardy for every day in the Year. Compiled by C. P., HARDY, Thomas; PALMER, Cecil;
111 HARDY, Thomas; PALMER, Cecil; The Thomas Hardy Calendar. A Quotation from the Works of Thomas Hardy for every day in the Year. Compiled by C. P.
London. Cecil Palmer. 1921 (1st edition) 
Paperback. Small 8vo. (approx 7 x 5 ins.) In limp paper covers with blocked colour design to front. In very good condition. Spine darkened. Edges rubbed w/some minor creases and small nicks/slightly curled. Darkened patch to front endpaper. Some minor marks and neat pencil notation else pages clean and tight. B&W photo frontis portrait. Title-vignette. 135pp. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper. Volume 33, January to June 1886. First appearance of T. Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge., HARDY, THOMAS; VARIOUS;
112 HARDY, THOMAS; VARIOUS; The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper. Volume 33, January to June 1886. First appearance of T. Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge.
London. The Graphic. 1886 1st edition. 
Size 16 x 12 inches. Hardback In blue pebbled cloth with gilt lettering and banding to spine. In very good condition. Boards rubbed. Ends of spine chipped, nicks to corners. Edges rubbed. Endpapers slightly darkened. 5 pages have torn top corner at p167. Some odd mild foxing marks to page edges. Otherwise pages very clean and tight throughout. Else a very clean and tight copy. 708pp. With many b/w illustrations with coloured drawings by R.Caldecott in Summer Edition at back. Some other large colour plates issued as supplements, including 17th Lancers, ‘Delia in Town’, ‘Delia in the Country’ by G. Morland, a cartoon of making a tennis court. Also large b/w plates some double page, illustrating military expeditions in India and Burma, Monte Carlo, Horse riding, including Side-saddle, Franz Liszt. Many period advertisements, including fashion, cycling, Pears Soap, patent medicines, etc. The main interest in this volume is the first appearance of Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’, in 20 instalments with illustrations by Robert Barnes. “The novel was considerably rewritten before its publication in book form with significant alterations in plot and many deletions” (Purdy). Each instalment from 2 January to 15 May 1886. 
Price: 395.00 GBP
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The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper. Volume 33, January to June 1886. First appearance of T. Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge., HARDY, THOMAS; VARIOUS;
113 HARDY, THOMAS; VARIOUS; The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper. Volume 33, January to June 1886. First appearance of T. Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge.
London, The Graphic, 1886 1st edition. 
Hardback Size 16.5 x 12 inches. In beautiful full calf leather binding, red leather spine label lettered in gilt, raised banding and beautiful floral gilt decoration to spine. Gilt paneling to boards with floral details to corners. Marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Modern binding, a couple of minor nicks to rear board. Some light foxing to top edges of pages nr front, and some minor spotting to edges, else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. A beautifully bound and highly decorative copy. --- The main interest in this volume is the first appearance of Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’, in 20 instalments with illustrations by Robert Barnes. “The novel was considerably rewritten before its publication in book form with significant alterations in plot and many deletions” (Purdy). Each instalment from 2 January to 15 May 1886. 708pp. With many b/w illustrations with coloured drawings by R. Caldecott in Summer Edition at back. Some other large colour plates issued as supplements, including 17th Lancers, ‘Delia in Town’, ‘Delia in the Country’ by G. Morland, a cartoon of making a tennis court. Also large b/w plates some double page, illustrating military expeditions in India and Burma, Monte Carlo, Horse riding, including Side-saddle, Franz Liszt. Many period advertisements, including fashion, cycling, Pears Soap, patent medicines, etc. 
Price: 680.00 GBP
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Late Lyrics and Earlier. With many other Verses., HARDY,THOMAS:
114 HARDY,THOMAS: Late Lyrics and Earlier. With many other Verses.
Macmillan 1922 1st edition. 
8vo. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and decorated gilt TH monogram to front. In very good condition. Some very minor rubbing to corners and top of spine. Inside pages are nicely clean and tight throughout. Front board has the slightest concave curl to it otherwise excellent. Else a clean and tight copy. 288pp. Published late in Hardy’s life, a collection of poems from throughout the poet’s life. Opens with An Apology by way of Preface. 
Price: 23.00 GBP
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Pages from the Works of Thomas Hardy. Arranged by Ruth Head, with an introduction from Henry Head., HEAD, RUTH (ed):
115 HEAD, RUTH (ed): Pages from the Works of Thomas Hardy. Arranged by Ruth Head, with an introduction from Henry Head.
Chatto & Windus. London. 1922 1st.edition. 
Size 5.0 x 7.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Small marks to covers. Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1928. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 243pp. Hardy anthology. ‘Every extract is brought to its natural termination and all the poems are quoted in full...No attempt has been made to arrange the extracts according to date or subject.’ 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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The Social Fetich. Printed dedication to THOMAS HARDY., LADY GROVE:
116 LADY GROVE: The Social Fetich. Printed dedication to THOMAS HARDY.
Smith, Elder & Co. 1907 (1st.). 
Tall 8vo. ( 15 cm x 23 cm). White cloth spine, lettered in gilt. Blue cloth covers. Lettering on spine slightly faded, covers a little bit marked. Endpapers foxed, else clean. Very good. Photogravure frontis.portrait of Lady Grove. 156 pp. Contents include: Social Solecisms, hotels as homes? , on “Tips”, The Ethics of the Motor, The humours of Railway travelling, The Matinee Hat, Shopping, The Art of Hospitality, Smoking Women, Social Advertisement, etc.; 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Thomas Hardy's Wessex Illustrated from photographs by the author., LEA, HERMANN:
117 LEA, HERMANN: Thomas Hardy's Wessex Illustrated from photographs by the author.
Macmillan and Co 1913 1st 
Size 6.0 x 9.0 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt lettering and design to spine. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Spine and board edges slightly faded. Corners slightly bumped with some minor rubbing to edges and ends of spine. Mild foxing to endpapers, a little foxing to front plate. “H.V. Day, Dorchester” bookseller label to front. Inner hinges slightly cracked. Else a very clean and tight copy. 318pp. Wth b/w photographs by the author. With map at back. The text pinpoints, and the photographs illustrate, the actual locations used by Thomas Hardy in his books. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Thomas Hardy's Wessex Illustrated from photographs by the author. *Annotated Copy by Vera Jesty, while living at Max Gate.*, LEA, HERMANN:
118 LEA, HERMANN: Thomas Hardy's Wessex Illustrated from photographs by the author. *Annotated Copy by Vera Jesty, while living at Max Gate.*
Macmillan and Co 1913 1st 
Hardback, Size approx 9 x 6 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Cover has some wear and handling; spine and rear edge faded, rubbing and minor marks to cloth, corners bumped and rubbed. Endpapers darkened. Inscription to front “Ethel Kerr, from her friend Frances Aske, Christmas 1918.” “F.G. Longman, Dorchester” bookseller label to adjacent corner. Some areas of minor foxing and a couple of minor spots to pages. Penned notations to margins and also to rear endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 318pp. Wth b/w photographs by the author. With map at back. This copy was annotated by Vera Jesty while living at Max Gate. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Thomas Hardy. An illustrated biography. Signed by author., O’SULLIVAN, TIMOTHY:
119 O’SULLIVAN, TIMOTHY: Thomas Hardy. An illustrated biography. Signed by author.
Macmillan, London. 1975 
4to. In light blue cloth covers with silver to spine and TH monograph to front. With dustwrapper. Maps to endpapers. 192pp. Prof. ills with colour plates, b/w photographs, line drawings and maps. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly faded. Rubbed at top and bottom edges). Price clipped. Owner’s bookplate and rubber name stamp on first blank page. Author’s signature on main title page. Else a clean and tight copy. Based on the widest manuscript and pictorial sources the author’s biography is not only a miraculous recreation of the people and landscape of Hardy’s native Dorset, but also of the darker and more complicated landscape, Hardy’s creative mind. 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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Thomas Hardy A Bibliographical Study, PURDY, RICHARD LITTLE:
120 PURDY, RICHARD LITTLE: Thomas Hardy A Bibliographical Study
Oxford Clarendon Press 1968 
In original blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With plastic covered dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper in removable plastic cover. (dw; slight fading to spine. Small marks to front and back). Not price clipped. Clean tight copy with no marks. 387pp. The authoritative bibliography acclaimed by the Book Collector’s reviewer on its first appearance as "this virtually flawless book". From the blurb: "While providing in full and with scrupulous exactitude all requisite bibliographical data it also supplements the hitherto printed accounts of Hardy’s life gives the publishing history of his novels short stories and poems and serves in general as a companion to the whole of his works". 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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