HARDY, Thomas. ~ The Dynasts. An Epic-Drama of the War with Napolean, in Three Parts, Nineteen Acts and One Hundred and Thirty Scenes, the Time Covered by the Action Being about Ten Years.
Large-paper edition. One of 525 copies, volume one signed by Hardy on the limitation page. Portrait frontispiece of Hardy by Francis Dodd. 3 volumes. Composed in Baskerville type and printed on handmade paper at Chiswick Press. 8vo., [20 x 28 cms], original quarter vellum over gilt-edged Japanese paper covered boards, lettering in gilt to spine, fore and lower edges uncut. A handsome, largely unopened set, without the dust jackets, slightly dusty with a tiny bit of wear to the paper on volume I and rubbing to top of spine of volume II.
The work Hardy considered his masterpiece, and to which he devoted much of his later life completing.