HARDY (THOMAS) A Pair of Blue Eyes, 3 vol., 1873
Lot 384
A Pair of Blue Eyes, 3 vol., first edition, Tinsley Brothers, 1873
Sold for £5,625 (US$ 9,454) inc. premium
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A Pair of Blue Eyes, 3 vol., first edition, first issue with 'c' misaligned in 'clouds' last line page 5, vol. 2, 3 half-titles, publisher's 16-page catalogue, dated March 1873, at end of vol. 3, book-label of W.H. Smith & Son's Subscription Library on front pastedowns, publisher's green cloth, blocked in black, rubbed with fraying of spine ends, lower joints splitting, vol. one text block detached from covers, some gatherings coming loose, front free endpaper of vol. 3 torn with slight loss [Sterling 442; Sadleir 1112; Purdy pp. 8-13], 8vo, Tinsley Brothers, 1873


  • "... the first of Hardy's books to bear his name as an author." (Purdy)
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