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The Workman Collection

Thomas Hardy

Collection of Fiction including a Changed Man and Life’s Little Ironies

1894 - 1928

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The Workman Collection

A group of first editions of the work of Thomas Hardy.

  • Sold as a set of 7.
  • Thomas Hardy (English).


Life’s Little Ironies. A Set of Tales with Some Colloquial Sketches Entitled a Few Crusted Characters.

London: Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1894.

Octavo.

First edition, one of 2,000.

Bound in original green cloth, with Art Nouveau floral design by Charles Ricketts on upper cover and spine and spine gilt-lettered.


Jude the Obscure.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1896.

Octavo.

12 illustrations and frontispiece.

First American edition.

Bound in original dark green-blue cloth, Hardy’s circular monogram motif stamped on upper cover, spine gilt-lettered.


The Well-Beloved. A Sketch of Temperament.

Illustrations by H. Macbeth-Raeburn (Scottish).

London: Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1897.

Octavo.

Frotispiece and map at the rear.

Bound in original dark green-blue cloth, Hardy’s circular monogram motif stamped, spine gilt-lettered and top edge gilt.


Time’s Laughingstocks.

London: Macmillan and Co, 1909.

Octavo.

Bound in original olive cloth, Hardy’s circular monogram motif stamped, spine gilt-lettered.

Housed in a custom clamshell case.


A Changed Man. The Waiting Supper And Other Tales concluding with The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid.

London: Macmillan and Co., 1913.

Octavo.

Photographic frontispiece and map of Wessex at rear.

Bound in original green-blue cloth, Hardy’s circular monogram motif stamped, and spine gilt-lettered in

original dust-jacket.


A Changed Man. The Waiting Supper And Other Tales concluding with The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1913.

Octavo.

Illustrated frontispiece and a map of Wessex at the rear.

First American edition.

Bound in original dark green-blue cloth, Hardy’s circular monogram motif stamped, spine gilt-lettered.


Winter Words in Various Moods and Metres.

London: Macmillan and Co., 1928.

Octavo.

Uncut, with publisher’s postcard laid in at half title.

Bound in publisher's green cloth, with Hardy’s circular monogram motif stamped, spine gilt-lettered and in original dust jacket.

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Life’s Little Ironies.

Slight cocking with light rubbing at edges.


The Well-Beloved.

Endpapers foxed.


Time’s Laughingstocks.

Faint foxing to preliminary leaves.

Early bookseller’s neatly written annotations on front endpapers.

Small bookplate on the lower corner.

Feature(s)

First Edition, Dust Jacket

Language

English

Subject

Novels

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