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First English Edition of the H. P. Lovecraft anthology AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS and other novels of horror!

First English Edition of the H. P. Lovecraft anthology AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS and other novels of horror!

Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist, in the tradition of George Eliot, he was also influenced both in his novels and poetry by Romanticism, especially by William Wordsworth. Charles Dickens is another important influence on Thomas Hardy. Like Dickens, he was also highly critical of much in Victorian society, though Hardy focused more on a declining rural society.

Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist, in the tradition of George Eliot, he was also influenced both in his novels and poetry by Romanticism, especially by William Wordsworth. Charles Dickens is another important influence on Thomas Hardy. Like Dickens, he was also highly critical of much in Victorian society, though Hardy focused more on a declining rural society.

The best-selling novel of Victorian era became a film starring Ann Harding in 1931.  Here's the original photoplay.

The best-selling novel of Victorian era became a film starring Ann Harding in 1931. Here's the original photoplay.

Something really rare:  original 1907 gift box which contains a virtually mint example of the First Deluxe American Edition of Arthur Rackham's ALICE IN WONDERLAND.

Something really rare: original 1907 gift box which contains a virtually mint example of the First Deluxe American Edition of Arthur Rackham's ALICE IN WONDERLAND.

Most people bought Playboy Magazine for the Ian Fleming novels found therein and for no other reason.  Here is the issue featuring "The Man With The Golden Gun"

Most people bought Playboy Magazine for the Ian Fleming novels found therein and for no other reason. Here is the issue featuring "The Man With The Golden Gun"

The Original Final Draft Typescript for James Hilton's famous novel LOST HORIZON, memorably filmed by Frank Capra.

The Original Final Draft Typescript for James Hilton's famous novel LOST HORIZON, memorably filmed by Frank Capra.

Many people are unaware that Bret Harte of California fame lived in England for the last 20 or so years of his life.  Here's an English edition of one of his novels.

Many people are unaware that Bret Harte of California fame lived in England for the last 20 or so years of his life. Here's an English edition of one of his novels.

'Far from the Madding Crowd' by Thomas Hardy Far from the Madding Crowd is about an independent, beautiful woman who attracts three very different suitors: a shepherd, a sergeant, and a rich bachelor. The novel is about tough choices, the nature of relationships, and bouncing back from hardship. Carey Mulligan will make a great Bathsheba! Release date: May 1, 2015 Starring: Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tom Sturridge

'Far from the Madding Crowd' by Thomas Hardy Far from the Madding Crowd is about an independent, beautiful woman who attracts three very different suitors: a shepherd, a sergeant, and a rich bachelor. The novel is about tough choices, the nature of relationships, and bouncing back from hardship. Carey Mulligan will make a great Bathsheba! Release date: May 1, 2015 Starring: Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tom Sturridge

The true 1916 first edition of Alice In Wonderland as illustrated by Margaret Tarrant. #LakinCollection

The true 1916 first edition of Alice In Wonderland as illustrated by Margaret Tarrant. #LakinCollection

The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), subtitled "The Life and Death of a Man of Character", is a novel by British author Thomas Hardy. It is set in the fictional town of Casterbridge (based on the town of Dorchester in Dorset). The book is one of Hardy's Wessex novels, all set in a fictional rural England.

The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), subtitled "The Life and Death of a Man of Character", is a novel by British author Thomas Hardy. It is set in the fictional town of Casterbridge (based on the town of Dorchester in Dorset). The book is one of Hardy's Wessex novels, all set in a fictional rural England.

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