Item #28336 Wessex tales, strange, lively, and commonplace. THOMAS HARDY.
Wessex tales, strange, lively, and commonplace.

Wessex tales, strange, lively, and commonplace.

London: Macmillan, 1888. First colonial edition, issued as no. 74 in the publisher's "Colonial Library" series; 8vo, pp. [6], 276, 4 (ads); original green cloth, gilt-lettered spine; binding slightly askew, some cracking of the cloth at the spine ends. hinges slightly cracked, else very good and sound. Macmillan originally published these five tales in 2 volumes in May 1888 (in an edition of 750 copies). Purdy mentions that Macmillan next produced a one-volume edition (1500 copies) in February 1889, but he does not mention this colonial edition. Purdy, pp. 58-60. Item #28336

Price: $300.00

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