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The Thomas Hardy Omnibus (contains Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess, The Woodlanders and Wessex Tales) by  Thomas Hardy - 1st Edition 1st Printing - 1978 - from Durdles Books (IOBA) and Biblio.com

The Thomas Hardy Omnibus (contains Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess, The Woodlanders and Wessex Tales)

by Hardy, Thomas

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


London: Macmillan, 1978. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First edition first printing. Hardback book is tight clean and square. Boards sharp and clean, title gilt perfect. Text block clean, with light toning and feint marking to edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels lightly read. Minor bump to foot of spine, very good close to near fine condition. Jacket has some minor crimping to edges. Gentle creases with light handling marks to the gloss. Overall very good. For grading accuracy books are photographed without a protective book cover. This book is fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book protector to make a worthy addition to your collection. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. Please note : this book is very heavy (1750g) overseas purchasers may be charged additional shipping. Please contact bookseller for exact price. A solid very good copy of this superb collection of Hardy's most famous works, a great title to serve as an introduction to his works.




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