HARDY, THOMAS. 1840-1928. The Return of the Native. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1878.<BR />
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HARDY, THOMAS. 1840-1928. The Return of the Native. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1878.
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HARDY, THOMAS. 1840-1928.
The Return of the Native. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1878.
3 volumes. 8vo. Frontispiece map. Half-titles. 2 ad pp at end of vol. 2. Original brown cloth, front covers stamped in black, spines in gilt and black, double-rule border in blind on lower covers. Custom clamshell case. Few spots at ends, slightly cocked and upper hinge of vol 2 cracked, extremities rubbed, spines dulled and some darkening to cloth.

FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, FIRST ISSUE, lacking the close quotation mark for "A Pair of Blue Eyes" on title-page of vol 1. Purdy's FIRST BINDING with double-rule in blind on back covers. The Return of the Native first appeared in the monthly numbers of Belgravia in 1878. The first edition in book form comprised only 1000 copies. Purdy p 24ff (first binding); Sadleir 1113 (binding "B").
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