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HARDY, Thomas.

The Woodlanders.

London, Macmillan and Co., 1887 Stock Code: 139314
£2,500.00

A particularly fresh copy in the original cloth

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First edition, in the publisher's secondary binding, uncommon in nice condition in original cloth, especially from a circulating library. The first edition consisted of 1,000 copies, of which 860 were bound in buckram-grained cloth; this is one of 140 copies in the secondary binding of pebble-grained cloth and without advertisement leaf in vol. I.
Hardy occasionally described The Woodlanders as his best and favourite novel, "set in the part of north-west Dorset in which Hardy's mother's family had lived. Although it lacks the structural assurance of its predecessor, its plot again depends on the intermeshing of emotional and economic issues. The characters live among the trees on which their livelihoods depend, and when Giles Winterbourne suffers financial losses he loses also his promised bride, educated to higher levels of class expectation, and eventually his own life" (ODNB).

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Description

3 volumes, octavo. Original dark green pebble-grained cloth, titles gilt to spines, decorations to spines and boards in black, dark brown endpapers.

Illustrations

With the half-titles.

Condition

Blindstamp of W. H. Smith & Son subscription library (186, Strand, London) to vol. I front free endpaper. Small crease to front board of vol. III, couple of inner hinges partly cracked. A near-fine set, cloth particularly fresh and bright, contents clean and unmarked.

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