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A Changed Man, the Waiting Supper and Other Tales, Concluding With the Romantic Adventures Of a Milkmaid

By Hardy, Thomas




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A Changed Man. The Waiting Supper and Other Tales. Concluding with The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid

Hardy, Thomas

New York: Harper Brothers, 1913. First American edition. With frontispiece and map at end. [vi], 406 pp. 8vo. Publisher's original dark green cloth with gilt monogram on upper cover. Some wear to spine and a few small marks to cover, very good. Housed in a green cloth drop box with gilt monogram on upper cover. First American edition. With frontispiece and map at end. [vi], 406 pp. 8vo. Presentation by Hardy. Inscribed by Hardy on the front free endpaper: "To/ Miss Teresa Fetherstonhaugh/ from/ Thomas Hardy." Teresa Charlotte Fetherstonhaugh (1856-1929) was a cousin of T.E. Lawrence, and a friend of Thomas and Emma Hardy. Purdy pp 151-157

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A CHANGED MAN, THE WAITING SUPPER, AND OTHER TALES, CONCLUDING WITH THE ROMANTIC ADVENTURES OF A MILKMAID

Hardy, Thomas

New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1913.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-405 [406] [407: map] [408: blank], inserted frontispiece, map of "The Wessex of the Novels" on page [407], original vertically ribbed navy cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. Part of the eighteen-volume "Wessex Novels" edition published between 1895 and 1913, five of which were first editions as well. Hardy's last collection of short fiction; twelve stories first published in various periodicals, at least two of which are supernatural: "The Grave by the Handpost" and "A Mere Interlude." "... Hardy's ghost and Gothic fiction are acknowledged as among the most artistically satisfying produced and are successful contributions to both the supernatural genre and English literature in general." - Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 240. "Hardy is usually described as bleak, but an almost impish sense of black humor, an appreciation of 'life's little ironies,' runs through his work like a leavening agent. So too does the shadowy working (especially in the short stories) of supernatural forces, forces akin to the fate and cosmic irony we see so often in the novels." - Robert Eldridge. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 190-192. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 242. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992) or Day, Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Purdy, pp. 151-7. Sadleir 1104. Wolff 2970. A fine, bright copy. Quite nice. (#130638)

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A Changed Man, The Waiting Supper and Other Tales Concluding with The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid

Hardy, Thomas

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1913. Original blue cloth with gilt title and Hardy logo on front, and with tissue interleaving to frontispiece. A very well preserved copy in an archival Mylar jacket.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. Illus. by Frontispiece Illustration. Octavo.

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A CHANGED MAN. The Waiting Supper and Other Tales Concluding with the Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid

Hardy, Thomas

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1913. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Octavo. Bound in original green cloth with gilt lettering and design. Photographic frontispiece and map of Wessex rear. Previous owner bookplate and inscription ffep. vii, 412 pp.

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A Changed Man. The Waiting Supper and Other Tales Concluding with The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid

Hardy, Thomas

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1913. A collection of twelve stories. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition. Green ribbed cloth binding with gilt decorative "TH" on the front cover; titling on the spine in gilt. Clean text; vii, 413 pages; followed by a 2-page map of Hardy's fictional "Wessex;" then two pages of publisher's adverts for Hardy's works. Frontis illustration of The Castle of Mai-Dun; top-edge is gilt. Corners are bumped and there is wear to the margins of the spine (resulting in a chip to the crown). A sound copy, despite theses defects.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Minus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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A Changed Man, The Waiting Supper and Other Tales, Concluding with the Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid

Hardy, Thomas

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1913. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition thus, 1913, hardcover with gilt-stamped blue cloth boards, octavo, 405pp., frontispiece and map at rear, otherwise not illustrated. Book VG with some wear to edges, two small dimples in spine, mild soil, binding tight, text clean and unmarked. No DJ, but in protective mylar wrap.

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A Changed Man, The Waiting Supper and other tales concluding with The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid (The Greenwood edition)

Thomas Hardy

Macmillan, London, 1966. First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Size: Octavo (standard book size). vii, 399 pages. Original blue cloth with gilt title to spine, map end papers, top edge coloured red/pink. Price clipped dust jacket is rubbed with slight fraying to corners but not torn. Book clean and crisp with no defects of note. An attractive copy! Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Britain/UK; 19th century; Inventory No: 17107..

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