Sign In | Register
No image available

Works [Mellstock Edition]

by HARDY, Thomas

Condition: See description

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
Multi-volume Set


Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)

Help & frequently asked questions


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding.  Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat...[more]
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
top edge gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the...[more]


$3.99 shipping to USA

More shipping options >

Biblio Mysteries

Collecting BiblioMysteries

Want to get meta? Bibliomysteries are mystery stories which deal in some significant way with books and the world associated with books. Browse this fascinating subgenre of mystery novels.

Classic Supernatural Fiction

Collecting Classic Supernatural Fiction

Classic supernatural fiction is distinct from contemporary horror because it is more literate and often relies upon poetic subtlety rather than unpleasant gratuity to create an atmosphere. Enter if you dare!