HARDY, Thomas (1752-1832). Far from the Madding Crowd, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1874. 2 volumes, 8° (196 x 125mm.), 12 wood-engraved plates by Helen Paterson (occasional spotting and staining), 19th-century green morocco-backed boards (lightly scuffed), armorial bookplate of Edward Chatterton-Orpen. FIRST EDITION. Purdy p.13; Sadleir 1105.
HARDY, Thomas. Tess of the d' Urbervilles. A Pure Woman, London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1892. 3 volumes, 8° (190 x 126mm.), half titles, original tan cloth decorated with stylised honeysuckle blossoms, spines lettered and decorated in gilt. FIRST EDITION, SECOND IMPRESSION. Purdy p.74.
With 5 other books by Thomas Hardy, A Group of Noble Dames (London, 1891) and Life's Little Ironies (London, 1894) bound in the original cloth, and Jude the Obscure (London, 1896, 2 copies) and A Changed Man (London, 1913), attractively-bound in modern green morocco, all first editions. (10)