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    First Edition of Thomas Hardy's
    The Return of the Native

    Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native. In Three Volumes - Vol I [II, III]. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1878. First edition. Three octavo volumes. [vi], 303; [vi], 297, [1, blank], [2, ads]; [vi], 320 pages. With inserted map as frontispiece in volume I. Complete with all half-titles. Finely bound by Bayntun in twentieth century three-quarter brown levant morocco over brown cloth boards, spines ruled and tooled in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endleaves. Some light rubbing to bindings, a few corners lightly bumped. Overall, a fine copy. Purdy, pp. 24-27.
    From the Palo Alto Collection of Modern Literature.


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