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Works [Mellstock Edition]

by HARDY, Thomas

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The Mellstock Edition Signed by Hardy HARDY, Thomas. The Works of Thomas Hardy. London: Macmillan and Co., 1919-1920. The Mellstock Edition. Limited to 500 copies, signed by the author. Thirty-seven octavo volumes. Etched frontispiece portrait by William Strang in Volume I, map of Wessex in Volume II. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for the J. W. Robinson Company in contemporary three-quarter blue calf over blue cloth boards, spines elaborately tooled in gilt in compartments, with red morocco floral onlays, red morocco gilt lettering labels, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. Some minor touch-up, two volumes have professional paper repairs of the text, else a bright, fine copy of the best edition of Thomas Hardyís works. Purdy, pp. 278-288. HBS 67707. $15,000
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