Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy


First edition, first issues

Published by James R Osgood, McIlvaine & Co, London 1891

1 in stock


Tess of the d’Urbervilles, A Pure Woman faithfully presented by Thomas Hardy in three volumes.

A set of three volumes of Tess of the d’Urbervilles.  The copies have gilt decorations and lettering designed by Charles Ricketts. The editions have new half titles, end papers and original cloths.

Original publisher’s sand-coloured cloth with vertical linear linear designs of honeysuckle blossom on the upper boards. Recased and resewn with new end papers. The corners are bumped and spine ends are worn with light tears. Contents are overall in very good condition. A few markings, dog ear pages and minor foxing. 8vo

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