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Thomas Hardy

Rare books by Thomas Hardy, including first edition, signed first edition, and finely bound copies of Jude the Obscure, Wessex Tales, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, and handsome sets of the collected works.

Thomas Hardy belongs to a very select group of writers regarded equally highly as both novelist and poet. His work divides neatly into two periods, so that he can almost be regarded as a novelist of the nineteenth century and a poet of the twentieth century.

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  1. 62259
    First edition. A Laodicean initially appeared as a serial in the European edition of Harper's New Monthly Magazine from December 1880 to December 1881, and in Harper's in America between January 1881 and January 1882. Each instalment featured an illustration by George du Maurier, who had already illustrated another of Hardy's... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 62259

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  2. The Works.
    The Mellstock Edition, a deluxe edition limited to 500 copies signed by the author on a preliminary leaf in Volume 1. Initially discussed as early as July 1914, the start of World War I halted production and the actual publication did not begin until December 1919. The edition name is a reference to the mythical "Mellstock"... Learn More
    £10,500

    Stock Code: 68715

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  3. The Writings.
    The Anniversary Edition, issued to celebrate Hardy's eightieth birthday. One of a limited edition of 1,250 numbered sets. An excellent collected edition that is particularly well printed and handsomely bound. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 68630

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  4. The Works. In prose and verse.
    Facsimile of the definitive Wessex Edition. Limited edition of 270 numbered copies of which 250 were for sale. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 49073

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