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Bindings and library sets of rare books from Peter Harrington. From children's books to ancient literature, you'll find first editions, fine bindings and autographed sets across hundreds of authors.


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  1. 133908
    The Anniversary Edition, issued to celebrate Hardy's eightieth birthday. One of a limited edition of 1,250 numbered set of which this is number 74. An excellent collected edition that is particularly well printed and handsomely bound. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 133908

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  2. 132753detail
    The Wessex Edition, the definitive edition of Hardy's works, and a finely bound set. The set is complete other than for Jude the Obscure and Human Shows. The books are later impressions, with the edition first printed between 1912 and 1926, other than Human Shows which was printed in 1931; this set may have been bound before... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 132753

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  3. The Works.
    The Mellstock edition, a deluxe edition limited to 500 copies signed by the author on the limitation page in volume I. Initially discussed as early as July 1914, the start of the Great War halted production and the actual publication did not begin until December 1919. The edition name is a reference to the mythical "Mellstock"... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 110543

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  4. 114335detail
    The Wessex Edition, the definitive edition of Hardy's works, and a finely bound set. Macmillan became Hardy's publishers in 1902 and "in 1912 they undertook a new and definitive edition, called (at Frederick Macmillan's suggestion) the 'Wessex Edition'. For this edition Hardy revised his novels throughout for the last time... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 114335

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  5. i1
    The Autograph edition, limited to 153 sets signed by the author on an inserted leaf, this set number 3 bound ad personam for the American collector William Beers Crowell. The edition was based on the first 21 volumes of the Wessex Edition, "the definitive edition and last authority in questions of text" (Purdy), combining... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 115614

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  6. 105784detail
    The Mellstock Edition, a deluxe edition limited to 500 copies signed by the author on the limitation page in volume I. Initially discussed as early as July 1914, the start of the Great War halted production and the actual publication did not begin until December 1919. The edition name is a reference to the mythical "Mellstock"... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 105784

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  7. The Works. In Prose and Verse with Preface and Notes.
    The Anniversary edition. Limited to 1250 sets of which this is number 146. This edition was issued as a celebration of Hardy's 80th year. Unusual in a contemporary binding. Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 17846

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  8. 106269
    First edition, printed in early December 1881 "in an edition presumably of 1,000 copies" (Purdy), rare in the original cloth; this copy from the library of Walter E. Smith, the pre-eminent modern bibliographer of Victorian fiction, with his pencilled ownership inscription to the front free endpaper of each volume. A Laodicean... Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 106269

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  9. The Works.
    The Mellstock edition, consisting of 500 unnumbered copies, with the first volume signed by Hardy. With the bookplate of James MacLehose (1857-1943) to the front pastedown, engraved by David Young Cameron, a fellow Glaswegian. MacLehose, a publisher and printer himself, was also the son-in-law of Alexander Macmillan, one... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 96658

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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