The Well Beloved by Thomas Hardy


First edition within the Wessex Novel Collection

Published by Osgood, McIlvaine and Co, London 1897


The Well Beloved, A Sketch of a Temperament by Thomas Hardy

A first edition copy of The Well Beloved, Volume XVII in The Wessex Novels collection published by Osgood, McIlvaine and Co. The Wessex Novels was the first attempt to collect Hardy’s prose work in a uniform edition, preceding Macmillan’s Wessex edition of 1912-4, and the Mellstock edition of 1919-20. Original green cloth boards with slight wear and marks. With an etching by Macbeth-Raeburn and a map of Wessex. Original green cloth boards with gilt illustration. Top edge gilt. Clean contents. 8vo 338pp.

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