Lot 823: Hardy (Thomas)



2015-06-29 14:43:50

Lot 823: Hardy (Thomas). Under the Greenwood Tree, A Rural Painting of the Dutch School, a new edition, with a Portrait of the Author and Fifteen Illustrations, Chatto & Windus, 1891, half-title with authorial inscription, portrait frontispiece, vignette title-page, and fourteen plates, advertisements at front and rear, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, recent crushed green morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, signed on front turn-in, roundel decorated raised bands, gilt lettered direct in second and third compartments, remainder with acorn and oak leaf tool in centre, and thistle and volute tool at each corner, date lettered at foot, covers with gilt single fillet border, dotted line roll on edges, gilt fillets and acorn and oak leaf tool on turn-ins, 8vo. A handsome copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title: 'Yours faithfully Thomas Hardy'. (1) Dominic Winter's Children’s & Illustrated Books Auction June 2015 Thursday, 11th June 2015 Estimate: £300-400
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