Hardy is regarded as one of the most influential English novelists and poets and over the years his works have become highly collectible. This online only sale features some fantastic items, including several first editions and signed books. Of particular note is a school book, ‘Popular System of Classical Instruction Combining the Methods of Locke Ascham Milton. Virgil’s Aeneid…’ It has been signed ‘T Hardy’ with the bookplate ‘From the Library of Thomas Hardy, O.M. Max Gate’ affixed to the front endpaper. There are first editions of ‘Wessex Poems and Other Verses’, ‘Human Shows Far Phantasies Songs and Trifles’, ‘Winter Words In Various Moods and Metres’ amongst others. Another highlight is ‘The Early Life of Thomas Hardy 1840-1891’ and ‘The Later Years of Thomas Hardy 1892-1928’ both signed by Florence Hardy.
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