Title Wessex Tales. Strange, Lively and Commonplace. Two Volumes. RARE FIRST EDITION. Bound by ROOT & SON.
Publisher London, Macmillan & Co., 1888 first edition
Seller ID 78779
Two volumes. Size approx 7 x 5 inches. Quarter bound in maroon morocco leather to spines and corners, light marooon cloth boards. Raised banding, gilt lettering and decorations to spines. Gilt decorative edging to leather on boards. Marbled endpapers, top page edges gilt. In very good conditions. Corners slightly bumped and nicked, edges of spines rubbed and chipped at top end of vol.1. Front hinges slightly cracked. A couple of very minor marks to boards else cloth overall very clean and sound. Both endpapers have owners labels “Mary Landon Baker”, also with original binders stamps to corners “Bound by Root & Son.” Text clean and bright, pages all very clean ands tight throughout. An excellent copy of this most scarce and elusive First Edition. 247 + 212pp. 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.
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,