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Under The Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy - Hardcover - 1878 - from Oh Donna! Books & Antiques and Biblio.com

Under The Greenwood Tree

by Thomas Hardy

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Chatto and Winus, 1878. First Illustrated Edition, first state, with "th a" for "that" on page 109, line 4. Frontispiece with tissue guard and 14 plates. Some rubbing on edges, spine is cracked in a few places, with a larger split from pages 128-144, but no individually loose pages. Previous owner's name is penciled inside front cover, some foxing, stains on a few pages. Darker stain on front cover. Binding copy.

Under the Greenwood Tree or The Mellstock Quire: A Rural Painting of the Dutch School is a novel by Thomas Hardy, published anonymously in 1872. It was Hardy's second published novel, the last to be printed without his name, and the first of his great series of Wessex novels.




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