Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Library, 1928.
Edition: First edition, one of 25 special copies on rag paper; there was also the "ordinary" or trade edition in wrappers of 1,000 copies.
Condition: A few tiny spots on the boards and faint browning at the edges; fine copy.
Book ID: 24453
Description8vo, original tan linen spine, blue paper boards, black lettering, untrimmed.
CommentsA fine exhibition catalogue, designed by Carl Purington Rollins, and the precursor to Richard Purdy's Hardy: A Bibliographical Study (Oxford, 1954). Presentation copy from Purdy to American Literature scholar and curator, Gilbert Troxell, dated June 16, 1928, with a note and Hardy keepsake, also produced by Purdy, laid in. The keepsake handsomely reprints Hardy's poem "Any Little Old Song."