Thomas Hardy first editions
Browse our fine collection of Thomas Hardy rare books and signed first editions including Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure and Wessex Tales.
The prolific Victorian novelist and poet Thomas Hardy relies on shifting perspectives, using odd angles and give multiple views. His books and poetry are associated with pessimism, gloom, fate and tragedy. Although he is liberal, he is an evolutionary pessimist and his atheistic view sees us as becoming doomed.
First edition; 8vo; frontispiece portrait with tissue guard, title printed red & black, 15pp. advertisements with device on verso of final leaf, dated March 1894; publisher's green buckram cloth, spine browned, partly uncut.£125
First edition; 8vo; partly unopened, minor browning to free endpapers; publisher's green cloth with gilt monogram device to upper cover, printed dust-jacket, browned and torn at spine with some other wear & tear.£65