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In original blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and blind embossed TH monogram on front. With plastic covered dustwrapper. In near fine condition with mostly near fine dust wrappers. Inside top fore edge slightly spotted, else very clean & tight. Each volume has b/w photograph of one of Hardy’s letters, from the period covered by the volume, as frontispiece. Complete in 7 volumes, all 1st editions. Last volume also contains: Addenda, Corrigenda, and General Index. Includes signed card from M. Millgate. Near fine set in near fine dustwrappers. Nearly half of the last volume (vol. 7) is taken up with an exhaustive general index to the whole work. "Chiselling and chipping away at 7 volumes of Hardyan reticence, Richard Purdy and Michael Millgate are meticulously informative editors. So far from banalising or deadening Hardy’s impact, his letters, by their reserve, underline that sense of breaking in upon stifled emotions and private passions which gives his work its singular, lonely intensity"
Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy. 1840 - 1927. (7 vols)
Categories: HARDY, THOMAS,
Publisher: Clarendon Press, Oxford 1978-1988 1st editions:
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Seller ID: 81869
Keywords: HARDY, THOMAS Richard Little Purdy, Michael Millgate, The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy, 1840 - 1927, 7 Vols, literature, dorset, first edition