The Mayor of Casterbridge (First Modern Library Edition, spine 1, ML #17.1)

By: HARDY, Thomas

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Book Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


A Modern Library first edition of Thomas Hardy's classic, set in his semi-fictional county of "Wessex", and first published in 1886. The story is centered around Michael Henchard, whose drunkardly ways lead to the destruction of his family. Includes a frontis map of Wessex and an introduction by Joyce Kilmer. Though no publication date appears in book, first edition determined by appearance of B&L catalog #C2 displaying 18 titles in ML catalog on verso of half title page (per Toledano). --- In Toledano spine #1 / dark green leatherette ("Croftleather") limp boards / gilt spine titling / gilt Modern Library-BL device to cover / faded green topstain / mottled green style A endpapers / lacks the dust jacket. ML #17.1. --- A very well-preserved copy, though with prior owner's rubberstampings to front free endpaper, minor back-cover soiling and very light chafing to cover edges, otherwise clean, tightly bound, and unmarked.; 16mo - 6 to 7 in. tall; xvi, 318 pages

Title: The Mayor of Casterbridge (First Modern Library Edition, spine 1, ML #17.1)

Author Name: HARDY, Thomas

Categories: >>Classic Fiction, Literature, >>Modern Library Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Boni and Liveright, Inc.: 1917

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket

Stock No.: 83472