AN INDISCRETION IN THE LIFE OF AN HEIRESS (Author JOHN FOWLES' Copy with Belmont House blindstamp)

Hardy, Thomas

Published by Hutchinson, London, 1976
Condition: Fine
From Lakin & Marley Rare Books ABAA (Mill Valley, CA, U.S.A.)

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Hardy, Thomas. AN INDISCRETION IN THE LIFE OF AN HEIRESS. London: Hutchinson, 1976. First English Trade Edition, preceded in the UK only by the signed limited edition of 100 copies published by the second Mrs. Hardy shortly after his death in 1928. A Fine copy in a Very Good Plus dust jacket with a few closed tears on the back panel. The story is all that remained of his first attempt at novel writing which received multiple rejections and some harsh criticism. Although no-one wanted to publish THE POOR MAN AND THE LADY, Hardy made use of some of it by placing sections in his other novels. That which remained became this title and it did get printed once in his lifetime, a periodical appearance in 1878 in "The New Quarterly Magazine.". This neat little volume offers the opportunity to read the story as it appeared in 1878 and to do so from the volume that author John Fowles, a Hardy disciple, kept on his shelves. Purchased directly from the Fowles estate. Bookseller Inventory # 001753

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Publisher: Hutchinson, London

Publication Date: 1976

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good to Fine

Signed: Signed

Edition: First English Trade Edition.

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