London: Macmillan, 1888.
First edition, limited to 684 copies. [vi], 247; [vi], 212 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. First edition of Hardy's first collection of short stories. Bound in forest green half morocco backed marble boards with gilt ruling, gilt titles on five-banded spine, and t.e.g. Marble endpapers with handsome bookplate of heiress Gustavia Senff on upper pastedowns; vol. I is about fine. Vol. II has moderate dampstaining on upper endpapers at hinge through half title, and on upper front board. Overall very good Purdy p 58-60; Sadleir 1119; Wolff 2999. Item #365081
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