THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE; By Thomas Hardy / with an introduction by John Bayley / and wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker. Thomas Hardy.
THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE; By Thomas Hardy / with an introduction by John Bayley / and wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker
THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE; By Thomas Hardy / with an introduction by John Bayley / and wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker
THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE; By Thomas Hardy / with an introduction by John Bayley / and wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker
THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE; By Thomas Hardy / with an introduction by John Bayley / and wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker

THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE; By Thomas Hardy / with an introduction by John Bayley / and wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker

Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1977. Agnes Miller Parker. First Collector's Edition. Leather with blind- & gilt-stamping. 8vo, full green leather with four raised hubs and elaborate gold four-leaf [clover?] & leafy vine repeating motif on spine and front cover adding several gold-stamped books, illustrated with several colored wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker, all edges gilt [a.e.g.], rose-gold silk moire endpapers, gold silk ribbon page-marker, all edges gilt [a.e.g.], 427 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #7361

Thomas Hardy OM (1840 – 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth. He was highly critical of much in Victorian society, especially the declining status of rural people in Britain, such as those from his native South West England.

Illustrated edition by Agnes Miller Parker first published by the Limited Editions Club in 1969.

VERY FINE COPY: Virtually As New in all respects! No previous owner marks.

Price: $45.00

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