Lot 822: Hardy (Thomas). Jude the Obscure, 1st edition in book form, Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1896 , half-title discarded, etched frontispiece with tissue guard, single-page map, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, modern green calf by Bayntun, Bath, with ink stamp on verso of front free endpaper, upper joint slightly rubbed, dotted wavy line decorated raised bands, gilt lettered contrasting labels in second and third compartments, remainder gilt panelled, dated lettered direct at foot, covers with gilt double fillet border, gilt decorated edges and turn-ins, 8vo. Purdy, pp.86-91; Sadlier 1108. Inscribed by the author in sepia ink at the head of the title-page: 'Yours faithfully Thomas Hardy'. (1)
Dominic Winter's Children’s & Illustrated Books Auction June 2015
Thursday, 11th June 2015
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