Tess of the D'Urbervilles. Thomas Hardy.
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1892.

New and Revised Edition, Second American Edition. Hardcover. 7 1/2" X 5 1/8". 455pp. Terra cotta red cloth over boards, with upper board and spine lettered in gilt and stamped in black three-leaf clover, with banner and lion rampant to upper board. Moderate edgewear to binding, with corners bumped and rubbed, spots of soiling, and small tears to head and tail of spine. Lean to spine. Both hinges starting to crack, with webbing visible, likely glue-repaired. Title page starting to separate, with 1" tear down gutter. Binding remains quite sound. Pages are very gently age-toned, clean and unmarked. Illustrated throughout in frontispiece and ten full-page illustrations. Published the same year as the first American edition, this "new and revised" edition restores much of the "adult" material expurgated from the previous printing, intended to produce a copy of the text more consistent with the English edition of the at the time controversial work. A handsome and presentable second American edition of one of the most important works of Nineteenth Century literature. Good +. Item #4877

Price: $135.00

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