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HARDY, Thomas
THE HAND OF ETHELBERTA A Comedy in Chapters
Smith Elder & Co. , 1876. First edition. Two volumes, original publisher's primary binding of red-brown cloth, blocked in gilt to spine and upper cover with elaborate borders in black. A near fine set, with a little toning to the spine, but the gilt bright and unrubbed and only minor wear to the spine ends. Internally very fresh with the plates clean and all hinges perfect. Faint corner stain to the frontispiece of volume I. An exceptionally bright and well preserved set. Eleven wood engraved plates. One of 1000 copies in the first edition. Listed fourth in Michael Sadleir's comparative scarcities for Hardy. Seldom encountered in good, unrepaired cloth. Purdy p.20-23, Sadleir 1107
Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books [United Kingdom]
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