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    The First Edition, in a Beautiful Bayntun Rivière Binding

    Thomas Hardy. The Mayor of Casterbridge: The Life and Death of a Man of Character. In Two Volumes. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1886.

    First edition. Two small octavo volumes. 313 plus leaf of publisher's ads; 312 pages plus two leaves of ads. Half-title in each volume.

    Finely bound in full green polished calf by Bayntun Rivière, with gilt spines, gilt borders, decorative devices, edges, and dentelles. Both spines with two gilt-stamped leather labels, one blue and one red, between five raised bands. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Some wear to joints of both volumes. The first few leaves of Volume I (including the half-title and title leaf) have professionally-repaired short tears and a few professionally-renewed lower corners. A handsome set in fine condition.


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