Wessex Tales was the first collection of Hardy's short stories, and they reflect the experience of a novelist at the height of his powers.Wessex Tales was the first collection of Hardy's short stories, and they reflect the experience of a novelist at the height of his powers.Read Less
1982. (Hardcover) Fine. Issued without dust jacket. 286pp. Brown leather with gilt decoration and raised spine bands. All edges gilt, moire endpapers, ribbon page marker, map, illustrations. Illustrations by Phero Thomas. Publisher series: Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers. (Fiction)
Fine. First American Edition. c.1896. Uniform Edition. Hardcover. Cloth. Gilt spine titles and cover decoration. 8vo. 291pp. Frontis with tissue guard. Map of Wessex on last page. Fine. Only the mildest shelfwear, mild soil to boards, former owner's signature on flyleaf.
Like New. 1905 Harper pub. THOMAS HARDY'S WORKS COLL complete in 1 vol. Red Leather/Gilt/Marbled Boards, Tissue protectedplate, clean pgs, several in series available, very light edgewear, no djas issued.
Strange, Lively and Commonplace. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spines and light green ruled band design to top and bottom of front board and spine. Both spines rolled; volume 2: spine somewhat worn and darkened, with rubbing to corners. Both in good condition. Bookplate to volume one. First edition. Scarce: there were 750 copies of this edition published, at 12 shillings, although only 634 copies were actually bound up to be sold at the time.
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