London: Harper & Brothers, (1902). First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Item #18200
First edition. 260pp. + ads. Publisher's green ribbed cloth, gilt titles and device on the upper board. Top edge gilt. There is a very tiny closed tear at the top of the spine and the beginnings of a split between pages 159 and 160. Very minor bumping to corners, but an unusually fine, bright copy. Ex-Doheny, with the oval leather 'Ex libris Estelle Doheny' bookplate on the front paste down (and has offset, as usual, to the opposite page (the front free endpaper.) Webb, Bibliography of Thomas Hardy, pp. 35-36. This title was issued in two bindings, as Webb notes: dark green ribbed cloth, T.E.G; and white buckram with gilt edges. "The difference is one of size," he writes, "the cloth being about quarter-of-an-inch taller than the buckram."