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Life’s Little ironies: A set of tales With Some colloquial sketches Entitled A few crusted characters By Thomas Hardy, O.M
James R. Osgood, Mc Ilvaine & Co, All rights Reserved, [on verso of title:] 45 Albemarle Street London, 1894. Blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[viii]+301+[i (advertisements)]+[ii]; sage green patterned sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked brown, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut. Slight mottled fading to spine; otherwise a fine copy. Sadleir, 1110; Purdy, pp.81-6. Both Sadleir and Purdy describe the cloth as simple sand-grain, which it has never been in any copy we have seen. Scheduled for publication on 16th February, 1894, Purdy records that only 2,000 copies of this first edition were printed, and that it sold out in advance. Five large impressions had been called for by the end of May. The cover design is by Charles Ricketts. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.
      [Bookseller: Robert Temple Booksellers]
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