The Writings of Thomas Hardy, Autograph Edition [20 Volume Set]
by HARDY, THOMAS
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1915. First Edition, First Printing. Twenty volumes. An overall near fine set in original green buckram, top edge gilt, with original paper spine labels, and additional paper spine label laid in to each volume. Spines toned. Volumes XII and XIII have some discoloration along the edge of their rear boards, volume XV has a patch of dampstaining to a few pages toward the middle of the book, and volume I is cracked internally at the rear hinge, not noticeable from the exterior. Lacking original plain dust jackets, but still an attractive, complete set.. Octavo. 16.5 x 24.5 cm. Illustrated with occasional black-and-white plates. Number 138 of 153 copies printed, signed by Thomas Hardy and by the publisher in the first volume. The colophon specifies that this copy was bound for Edward A. Dawson. This set is heavy and will require additional postage. (Inventory #: 26129)
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