THE MELLSTOCK EDITION (37-Volume Collected Works, Signed By Hardy, Unopened and in Superb Original Dust Jackets)
Hardy, Thomas. THE MELLSTOCK EDITION OF THE WORKS. London: Macmillan, 1919-1920. 37 volumes, 8vo, original blue publisher's cloth designed with stunningly handsome and generous gilt ornamentation, untrimmed. Frontispiece portrait by William Strang. Map of Wessex. First edition, one of 500 copies SIGNED by Hardy. By overwhelming consensus, this edition is considered the most desirable complete collection of Hardy's masterful writings, the lifework of perhaps the only English writer to achieve enduring fame as both novelist AND poet. This set is unopened and unread, and absolutely FINE. Remarkably, each of the 37 volumes still wears its original dust jacket, all of which are uniformly white, bright, and virtually without blemish. Preserved for nearly a century in pristine, untouched condition. At any given time, one can find a dozen sets of the Mellstock Edition for sale, rebound or in varying conditions of original cloth. Why settle for anything less than the best? Purdy pp.287-288. Bookseller Inventory # 001756
Title: THE MELLSTOCK EDITION (37-Volume Collected ...
Publisher: Macmillan, London
Publication Date: 1919
Binding: Decorative Cloth
Illustrator: William Strang
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition, Thus.
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