TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES. A PURE WOMAN. Thomas HARDY.

TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES. A PURE WOMAN

London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1926. Vivien Gribble. First Edition. Hardcover. The First Limited Edition, royal octavo (7-3/4" x 11-1/4") bound in vellum-backed marbled boards and printed dustwrapper. Illustrated with 41 wood-engravings, including the frontispiece, by Vivien Gribble and a folding map at the end. One of 325 copies on Large Paper SIGNED by the author. The text is from the Wessex Edition incorporating Hardy's revisions. A crisp, bright copy, largely unopened and unread. The only defect to the book is a thumbnail size scrape at the heel of the spine with loss of vellum affecting two letters of the publisher's name. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper. Item #020751

Price: $5,000.00