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Hardy, Thomas
THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A MAN OF CHARACTER. SMITH, ELDER & CO., 1886
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 GBP
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115
Hardy, Thomas
THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A MAN OF CHARACTER. SMITH, ELDER & CO., 1886
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Hardy, Thomas
THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A MAN OF CHARACTER. SMITH, ELDER & CO., 1886
2 volumes, 8vo, FIRST BOOK EDITION, one of 758 copies (of which 650 were bound at publication), half-titles, single advertisement leaves at the end of both volumes, publisher's smooth dark blue cloth blocked in black with a floral design, spines lettered in gilt, grey floral endpapers, preserved in quarter blue morocco folding box, hinges repaired, foxing to some leaves (particularly volume 2), some slight wear to bindings at extremities
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Provenance

"Harris", ownership signatures on half-titles

Literature

Purdy pp.50-54; Sadleir 1111 

Catalogue Note

Purdy records two leaves of advertisements at the end of volume 2, but also other copies with no advertisements at all. The Mayor of Casterbridge was serialized in a different form in the weekly Graphic between 2 January and 5 May 1886. It was rewritten with significant changes to the plot before publication in book form.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London