The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy
1893. 428 pages. No dust jacket. Burgundy cloth. Pages are moderately tanned with heavy foxing throughout. Slight crinkling to paper at gutters, however binding remains firm. Previous owner's inscription to front free endpaper. Water marks to top edge, text is not affected. Thumb-marking present trhoughout. Boards have visible edge wear with corner bumping. Noticeable tanning to spine and edges with some crushing to spine ends. Gilt lettering is darkened. Mottling to rear board. Book has a slight forward lean. Green label to spine tail.