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Tess Of The D’Urbervilles

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    First edition, first issue of Tess of the d’Urbervilles, in three volumes, by Thomas Hardy.

    Octavo, [viii], 264pp; [viii], 278pp; [vi], 277pp. Bound in full brown morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe of London. Titles in gilt, gilt tooling to covers to match original cloth binding with honeysuckle design. All with half-titles. All edges gilt. Dated 1891 on the publisher’s imprint, with R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh noted as printer in each volume. Occasional points of toning throughout each volume, all solid text blocks, in near fine condition. (Purdy, pp. 67-68) (Sadleir 1114) A fine example of this scarce work.

    All three volumes first issues, with the following points as noted by Richard Little Purdy: Volume I, p. [v] – “have it said,” p. 45 – “her skin is / as sumple.” Volume II, p. 58 – “Valasquez,” p. 155 – “seampstress,” p. 199 – “XXV.” Volume III, p. 112, “are ye doing.”

    Additional information

    Location Published

    London

    Publisher

    James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co.

    Edition

    First Edition, First Issue

    Date Published

    1891

    ISBN
    Binding

    Leather bound

    Condition

    Near Fine

    Jacket Condition
    Author

    Hardy | Thomas

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    Thomas Hardy