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Hardy (Thomas) Tess of the d'Urbervilles. A Pure

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Hardy (Thomas) Tess of the d'Urbervilles. A Pure

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Hardy (Thomas) Tess of the d'Urbervilles. A Pure Woman..., 3 vol., first edition in book form, second impression revised, [one of 500 copies], half-titles, with initial blank in vol.3 and final blanks in vol.2 & 3, a couple of small spots in vol.1 and with small stains to p.106-7, endpapers lightly browned, upper hinge of vol.1 weak, original decorated tan cloth, upper covers blocked in gilt with two vertical wavy lines of honeysuckle and gold discs designed by Charles Ricketts, a little rubbed, cocked, corners bumped, slight wear to spine ends, [Purdy p.74], 8vo, James R.Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1892.

⁂ One of 500 copies (the first impression of the previous year was 1000), with a few very minor corrections or changes to spelling and imprints. Hardy's tragic tale of a fallen woman shocked Victorian readers, particularly the subtitle of the novel "A Pure Woman". It was first published in the Graphic from July to December 1891 in weekly instalments, having being rejected by several other periodicals, but with the seduction and mock-baptism scenes removed and some alterations. Both sections were published separately prior to serialisation but reinstated with the original text when issued in book form.
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Hardy (Thomas) Tess of the d'Urbervilles. A Pure

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0088: Hardy (Thomas) Tess of the d'Urbervilles. A Pure

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Lot 0088 Details

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Hardy (Thomas) Tess of the d'Urbervilles. A Pure Woman..., 3 vol., first edition in book form, second impression revised, [one of 500 copies], half-titles, with initial blank in vol.3 and final blanks in vol.2 & 3, a couple of small spots in vol.1 and with small stains to p.106-7, endpapers lightly browned, upper hinge of vol.1 weak, original decorated tan cloth, upper covers blocked in gilt with two vertical wavy lines of honeysuckle and gold discs designed by Charles Ricketts, a little rubbed, cocked, corners bumped, slight wear to spine ends, [Purdy p.74], 8vo, James R.Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1892.

⁂ One of 500 copies (the first impression of the previous year was 1000), with a few very minor corrections or changes to spelling and imprints. Hardy's tragic tale of a fallen woman shocked Victorian readers, particularly the subtitle of the novel "A Pure Woman". It was first published in the Graphic from July to December 1891 in weekly instalments, having being rejected by several other periodicals, but with the seduction and mock-baptism scenes removed and some alterations. Both sections were published separately prior to serialisation but reinstated with the original text when issued in book form.

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