HARDY, Thomas) Richard Little PURDY PURDY, Richard Little
Title: Thomas Hardy : A Bibliographical Study. 1st UK in dj.
Publisher:  Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, London, 1954,
Seller ID: 76885
(HARDY, Thomas) Richard Little PURDY. Thomas Hardy : A Bibliographical Study . London: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1954. First UK Printing. Pp. (2),[i]-ix,(5),1-388, + 7 p. of charts and illustrations. 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Professor Purdy's study represents the first extended use, apart from the official biography, of the books and papers left by Hardy at his death, and it was undertaken with the co-operation of his literary executors, the late Mrs. Florence Hardy and Sir Sydney Cockerell. The conventional limits of bibliography have been considerably extended to include descriptions of manuscripts, circumstances of composition, and the development of texts. There is much new material of biographical as well as bibliographical importance, especially among the poems, anda number of 'lost' pieces in prose and verse have been recovered or are re vealed for the frist time as Hardy's work. The book supplements the hitherto printed accounts of Hardy's life, gives the publishing history of his novels, short stories, and poems, and serves in general as a companion to the whole works of a writer whose eminence is no longer in dispute." - from thedj. Vg in nicked, spine- and edge-browned, unclipped dj. 38.00