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Smith Elder and Co 1876 - First edition two vols Bound in French, three quarter brown levant morocco Banded spines with gilt decoration in compartments. Marbled boards and endpapers. Teg others uncut. Bound with half titles. Frontis illustrations. pp. 322 & 2 p adverts 318 & 2p adverts. Some abrasion to bottom edges of morocco & extremities slight spine darkening and very minor abrasions. . Volumes gilt in French "Tome I/II " Small leather ownership labels of Robert Hoe to inner front endpapers.Ethelberta was Hardy's fifth novel published on 3 April 1876 in an edition of 1000 copies. Hoe (1839-1909) was an American business man and manufacturer of printing press equipment. He was one of the organizers and first president of the Grolier Club, the well-known New York organization for the promotion of bookmaking as an art.He was an extensive collector of rare books and manuscripts , his collections at the time of his death being valued at several million dollars. The catalogues of his library were unique and valuable from both a typographical and bibliographical standpoint. His collection was sold at auction during 1911 and 1912 with almost half going to Henry E. Huntington. This item was lot 1552 in that sale.( Binders stamp to top of verso endpapers little indistinct probably B Garavon or Darayon ?) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Boz Books]
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