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Hardy, Thomas (SIGNED)
THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE: The Life and Death of a Man of Character (Signed)
Smith, Elder & Co, London, 1886. 12mo. SIGNED BY THOMAS HARDY ON THE TITLE PAGE without personalization. TWO VOLUMES bound by Riviere & Son in 3/4 dark blue morocco over blue cloth, original blue cloth spines bound in at rear; raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers with top edges gilt. Vol. I, half-title, 313pp., (2)pp., ads at rear. vol. 2, half-title, 312pp., (4)pp. ads at rear. Housed in a cloth slipcase. Early barely visible joint strengthening, previous owner's bookplate. Internally very clean. A very good+, handsome set. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Sun City West, AZ, U.S.A.]

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