TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES. A pure woman. HARDY. THOMAS.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES. A pure woman.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES. A pure woman.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES. A pure woman.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES. A pure woman.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES. A pure woman.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES. A pure woman.

TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES. A pure woman.

Osgood McIlvane and Co. London. 1891.

FIRST EDITION. Three volumes. 8vo. (7.1 x 4.8 inches). 1st issue points in all three volumes. Complete with half titles. Finely bound, by Bayntun-Riviere, in full dark green crushed Morocco bindings. Spines with raised bands, dotted in gilt. Compartments decorated, ruled and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Gilt doted roll along board edges. Marbled endpapers. Turn-ins with gilt double ruled lines and floral corner pieces. All edges gilt. A fine set of this classic work. Housed in a felt lined, green cloth covered slip case, with a dark green silk tie-pull. Only 1000 copies were published. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with text points present as follows: Volume I: p.[iv] "1891" present, p.[v] "have it said" (later "have said"), p.45 "her skin is | as sumple" (later "her skin is as | sumple"), p.[264] final full-stop present; Volume II: p.[iv] "1891" present, p.58 "Valasquez" (later "Velasquez"), p.155 "seampstress" (later "sempstress"), p.199 "XXV" (later "XXXV"), and p.234 "it's husband's" (later "its husband's"); Volume III: p.[vi] "1891" present, p.14 line endings comprise "towards", "but", "On", "al-", "hitherto" and "a", and p.112 "are ye doing" (later "are you doing"), p.160 line endings comprise "than", "deviations", "domesticity,", "vale", "curve.", "light" and "was", p.198 "summit of the road" (later "summit of the load"), p.252 line endings comprise "and", "foul", "bear" and "And", p.270 "sisters-in-law" (later "sister-laws"), p.275 "piteously" (later "pitilessly"), p.277 no page number present, and p.[278] no final full-stop. Purdy, pp.67-78; Sadleir 1114.

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