The Return of the Native. THOMAS HARDY.

The Return of the Native.

Publisher: London: Smith, Elder, 1878.
Edition: First edition; Purdy's first issue binding; Sadleir's second.
Bibliographical References: Purdy, pages 24-27; Sadleir 1113; NCBEL III, 981.
Condition: Cloth a little worn and soiled; some light foxing, particularly on the prelims; very good copy.
Book ID: 24464


3 vols, 8vo, original decorated brown cloth, gilt lettering. Frontispiece.


¶ Faint evidence of lending library labels on the upper boards of each volume. Bookplate of American collector Kenyon Starling on the front paste-downs, below which is the earlier bookplate of illustrator and connoisseur Pickford Waller, designed by Austin Osman Spare (circa 1907).

Price: $3,500.00

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