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HARDY, Thomas.

The Woodlanders.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Macmillan and Co., 1887

Stock Code: 128075

£3,500
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Notes

First edition, one of 860 copies bound (of 1,000 printed). First edition in the publisher's primary binding, of the novel which Hardy occasionally described as his best and favourite, "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 cloth, titles gilt to spines, decorations to spines and boards in black, dark brown endpapers. Housed in a green morocco-backed solander box.

Illustrations

With the half-titles and advertisement leaf in vol. I.

Condition

Slight lean, some minor soiling to boards with small wear to spine ends, an excellent copy.

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