First edition, first printing. Three volumes. Elegantly bound by Bayntun of Bath in three quarter green morocco, ruled in gilt to the upper and lower panels. With five raised bands, gilt ruled compartments and titles in gilt to the spines. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Half titles to all three volumes. Housed in a purpose made green cloth slipcase. A fine copy, the bindings square, tight and without fading. The contents remain clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps.
A beautifully presented first edition of Hardy's fictional masterpiece, of which only 1000 copies were printed. This copy with all of the requisite first issue points present as called for.
Stock code: 17113