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The Works. by  Thomas HARDY - Hardcover - Signed - 1919-20 - from Peter Harrington and

The Works.

by HARDY, Thomas

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London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, , 1919-20. Signed by Hardy, one of 500 copies 37 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, gilt roundel to front board. Portrait frontispiece with tissue guard by William Strang and a Map of the Wessex of the Novels and Poems. Spines gently rolled, extremities slightly rubbed, occasional minor foxing. A very good set. The Mellstock edition, consisting of 500 unnumbered copies, with the first volume signed by Hardy. With the bookplate of James MacLehose (1857-1943) to the front pastedown, engraved by David Young Cameron, a fellow Glaswegian. MacLehose, a publisher and printer himself, was also the son-in-law of Alexander Macmillan, one of the founders of the firm which published this edition.
Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: Peter Harrington GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 96658
  • Title: The Works.
  • Author: HARDY, Thomas
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,
  • Date published: 1919-20


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