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A Changed Man: The Waiting Supper And Other Tales concluding with The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid ( In dust jacket ) by  Thomas Hardy - 1st Edition - 1913 - from Frey Fine Books and Biblio.com

A Changed Man: The Waiting Supper And Other Tales concluding with The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid ( In dust jacket )

by Hardy, Thomas

Condition: Very Good/Good


London: MacMillan and Co, 1913. 1st Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st edition. A Very Good copy in Good dust jacket. 8vo. Green cloth with gilt device and spine titles in patterned dust jacket. Top edge gilt. The dj is chipped, with a small loss at the tips and spine's crown and foot; spine browned. Light soiling to the boards, with one tip with a spot. The dj is now protected in a mylar sleeve. A Very Good copy in Good dust jacket. *** Part of Hardy's Wessex novels. ***.

From the book:The person who, next to the actors themselves, chanced to know most of their story, lived just below 'Top o' Town' (as the spot was called) in an old substantially-built house, distinguished among its neighbours by having an oriel window on the first floor, whence could be obtained a raking view of the High Street, west and east, the former including Laura's dwelling, the end of the Town Avenue hard by (in which were played the odd pranks hereafter to be mentioned), the Port-Bredy road rising westwards, and the turning that led to the cavalry barracks where the Captain was quartered. Looking eastward down the town from the same favoured gazebo, the long perspective of houses declined and dwindled till they merged in the highway across the moor. The white riband of road disappeared over Grey's Bridge a quarter of a mile off, to plunge into innumerable rustic windings, shy shades, and solitary undulations up hill and down dale for one hundred and twenty miles till it exhibited itself at Hyde Park Corner as a smooth bland surface in touch with a busy and fashionable world.




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