HARDY, THOMAS. 1840-1928.
1. 10 FIRST EDITIONS IN BOOK FORM, comprising: A Group of Noble Dames. [1891.] Purdy's first binding. * Jude the Obscure. [1896.] Purdy's "mixed impression." * Jude the Obscure. NY: 1896. 1st American ed. * The Well-Beloved. [1897.] * Time's Laughingstocks. 1909. * A Changed Man. 1913. * Satires of Circumstance. 1914. * Late Lyrics and Earlier. 1922. DJ. * Human Shows Far Phantasies. 1925. * Our Exploits at West Poley. 1952.
2. 14 volumes containing FIRST APPEARANCES in periodicals of Hardy's work, including: "How I Built Myself a House (Chambers's Journal, 1865), THE AUTHOR'S FIRST APPEARANCE IN PRINT. * Far From the Madding Crowd (Cornhill Magazine, 1874). * The Hand of Ethelberta (Cornhill Magazine, 1876). * The Trumpet Major (Good Words, 1880). * "The Dorsetshire Labourer" (Longman's Magazine, 1882-1883). * "Some Romano British Relics Found at Max Gate" (Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club, 1890). * "An Imaginative Woman" (Pall Mall Magazine, 1894).
3. 27 volumes of further works by and about Thomas Hardy, including: A Laodicean. 1882. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED on the copyright page: "Dec. 1902- / Yours truly, / Thomas Hardy." * WINDLE. The Wessex of Thomas Hardy. Bodley Head, 1902. LIMITED EDITION, one of only 50 copies.
Together, 51 volumes.
Substantial Thomas Hardy library including first editions, first periodical appearances and a signed volume. Primarily assembled in the 1970s, with many volumes bearing the bookseller's ticket of H.V. Day in Dorchester. Condition varies, general wear, a few spines defective.