Purdy, Richard Little
Thomas Hardy. A Bibliographical Study.
Oxford University Press
First published in 1954 and reprinted lithographically at the University Press, Oxford from corrected sheets of the first edition by Vivian Ridler, printer to the university. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Clear, removable, archival protective sleeve fitted to the dust-jacket. Octavo. pp. [i-vi] vii-ix [x-xiv] 388, with seven pages of illustration. Two letters laid in from Hardy collectors to Mr (Max)Weissman of Ximenes Rare Books, Inc. of New York one with a wants list from a Mr Frederick Obitz of Pheonix Arizona and the other seeking "any editions mentioned in Purdy's" from a Mr C.C. Moores of Vancouver, British Columbia.
A book in Near Fine condition in a Very Good dust-jacket with one nick to head of spine and light creasing, but which is not price-clipped (showing '60s net UK ONLY).