New York: Harper and Brothers, 1892. 2nd American edition. Cloth. 8vo. Rust-colored cloth with gilt lettering and decorations and shamrock patterns. 10 illustrated plates plus frontispiece. 455 pp.
Edges rather worn with scuffing to corners and header/footer of spine. A few spots of discoloration on covers, likely a water stain. Slight cock to spine. Bookplate of Gladys James inside front cover. Tight and clean.
This is an early edition of Hardy's classic novel. Stated as the "New and Revised Edition," which is the 2nd American edition. The first American edition removed many passages deemed too salacious for American readers, which are restored here, as originally published. Very good. Item #1499