Item #300887 The Mayor of Casterbridge: the Life and Death of a Man of Character. Thomas Hardy.
The Mayor of Casterbridge: the Life and Death of a Man of Character

FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH

The Mayor of Casterbridge: the Life and Death of a Man of Character.

London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1886.

First edition. [iv], 313, [1], [2, ads]; [iv], 312, [4, ads] pp. 2 vols. 8vo. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH. Publisher's smooth blue cloth, blocked in black on covers and titled in gilt on the spine, gray floral endpapers. A very good copy, with light edgewear and scuffing to covers, bubbling to cloth on vol. I front cover. Bookplate of Roger H. West and his signature to half-titles. In custom blue cloth slipcase Purdy, pp. 50-54; Sadleir 1111. Item #300887

The first edition in publisher's cloth of perhaps Hardy's greatest novel — one of only 758 copies printed, of which just 600 were bound. In uncommonly fresh condition.

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