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Hardy, Thomas
TESS OF THE D'URBEVILLES. A PURE WOMAN... JAMES R. OSGOOD, MCILVAINE AND CO., 1891
Estimate
12,00018,000
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116
Hardy, Thomas
TESS OF THE D'URBEVILLES. A PURE WOMAN... JAMES R. OSGOOD, MCILVAINE AND CO., 1891
Estimate
12,00018,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Hardy, Thomas
TESS OF THE D'URBEVILLES. A PURE WOMAN... JAMES R. OSGOOD, MCILVAINE AND CO., 1891
3 volumes, 8vo, FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, (with incorrect wording "[Chapter] XXV" on p.199, volume 2), half-titles, blanks, original smooth tan cloth, upper covers decorated in gilt with honeysuckle stems (after design by Ricketts), spines blocked and lettered in gilt, preserved in matching quarter brown morocco folding box, traces of offsetting to endpapers, very light wear to edges of binding 
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Provenance

"...Rylis  |  CS Ricketts", ownership signature on front endpaper of volume 3, probably in the hand of the artist Charles de Sousy Ricketts, responsible for the famous honeysuckle stem design on the upper covers

Literature

Purdy pp.67-74; Sadleir 1114, Wolff 2993

Catalogue Note

A FINE COPY OF HARDY'S CELEBRATED TRAGIC NOVEL, probably the copy given to the cover designer C.S. Ricketts (see below).

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

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London