I Have Collected Many Thomas Hardy Books None Of High Value As These Pictured Below. Have You Read The Tragic Story? You May Want To Curl-up On The Couch And Watch The Movie It’s Great! Make Sure You Have A Steaming Cup Of Chocolat’ And Warm Wool Blanket! If Your A Woman It Just May Be The Reminder You Need Of What A Great Time period We Live In Today!
($9,914) 7 June 2010London, South Kensington
HARDY, Thomas. Tess of the D’Urbervilles. A Pure Woman. London: Macmillan, 1926. Large 8° (282 x 195mm). 41 wood-engraved plates and illustrations by Vivienne Gribble, folding map. Original quarter vellum (bottom corners bumped), slipcase. Provenance: Thomas Hardy (gift inscription to:) — Florence Emily Hardy (Max Gate book label amended in manuscript).
ONE OF 325 COPIES SIGNED BY HARDY, PRESENTATION COPY TO THE AUTHOR’S WIFE, inscribed: ‘To: Florence Emily Hardy, from Thomas Hardy. 22 October 1926’. Hardy and Florence Dugdale (1879-1937) had met towards the end of 1905, as author and admirer, and in 1906 she began assisting him with research to complete The Dynasts. She took over the running of Max Gate after Emma Hardy died in November 1912, and the two married on 10 February 1914. A FINE ASSOCIATION. Cf. Purdy, pp.77.
HARDY, Thomas. Tess of the D’Urbervilles. A Pure Woman. Faithfully Presented by Thomas Hardy. In three volumes. London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co. , 1891.
First edition, mixed issues but all dated 1891. Three octavo volumes. (5 x 7 1/2 inches). , 263, ; , 277, , [2, blank]; , 277, [1, printer’s imprint], [2, blank] pp.
I love old things! I’ve been collecting Vintage and antiques since I was practically a kid! I love researching the Edwardian era. … I am so… sentimental and concerned with things of the past…my family and friends cease to talk to me at times. I love period movies: Horseman on the Roof, Wuthering Heights, The Woodlanders, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Bleak house, and John Adams. My favorite actress is Juliette Binoche, in the movie Chocolat. I know it’s just a movie but, I feel if people would act that kind the world would be a better place to live.
I am on a constant mission to discover treasures; I love one-of-a-kind items, no one else has. Because I buy too much, occasionally I sell my items; Vintage prom, purses, antiques and incredible Edwardian jewelry. Originally I started this blog for myself, my little space to keep all my research notes, price realized and my photo creations. It seems there is more to this blog now, hopefully you can feel my love for the past.
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