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Author Name    HARDY, Thomas;

Title   Wessex Tales. Strange, Lively and Commonplace. Two Volumes in Slipcase. RARE FIRST EDITION.

Publisher    Macmillan & Co. London. 1888 first edition

Seller ID   74954

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."

HARDY, THOMAS HARDY, Thomas; Wessex Tales., Strange, Lively and Commonplace. Two Volumes in Slipcase. RARE FIRST EDITION. , Macmillan & Co. London. 1888, Natalie K. Blair, blairhame, new york, collectable, rare, very scarce, highly collectable, custom slipcase,

Price = 1600.00 GBP


Wessex Poems. And other verses., HARDY, THOMAS:
Wessex Poems. And other verses.

Jude The Obscure. With an etching by H. Macbeth-Raeburn and a map of Wessex. The Wessex Novels Volume VIII.

Life and Art. Essays Notes and Letters Collected for the first time. Edited with an introduction by ERNEST BRENNECKE, JR., HARDY, Thomas; BRENNECKE, Ernest;
Life and Art. Essays Notes and Letters Collected for the first time. Edited with an introduction by ERNEST BRENNECKE, JR.

A Pair of Blue Eyes. A Novel., HARDY, THOMAS:
A Pair of Blue Eyes. A Novel.

The Well-Beloved. A Sketch of a Temperament., HARDY, THOMAS:
The Well-Beloved. A Sketch of a Temperament.

I have lived with Shades. Poems and Prose by Thomas Hardy. Photographs by Philip Galvan. To celebrate the Centenary of Hardy’s Wessex Poems. Foreword by James Gibson. Signed by Philip Galvan., HARDY, THOMAS:
I have lived with Shades. Poems and Prose by Thomas Hardy. Photographs by Philip Galvan. To celebrate the Centenary of Hardy’s Wessex Poems. Foreword by James Gibson. Signed by Philip Galvan.

In the Forbidden Land. Two Volumes. An Account of a Journey in Tibet, Capture by the Tibetan Authorities, Imprisonment, Torture, and Ultimate Release. Also various official documents, including the enquiry and report by J. Larkin, esq., appointed by the Government of India. With a Map and Two Hundred and Fifty illustrations., LANDOR, A. Henry Savage;
In the Forbidden Land. Two Volumes. An Account of a Journey in Tibet, Capture by the Tibetan Authorities, Imprisonment, Torture, and Ultimate Release. Also various official documents, including the enquiry and report by J. Larkin, esq., appointed by the Government of India. With a Map and Two Hundred and Fifty illustrations.

The Spectator. In Eight Volumes. (No.1 - 635, 1710-14.), ADDISON, JOSEPH; STEELE, RICHARD;
The Spectator. In Eight Volumes. (No.1 - 635, 1710-14.)

 


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