We offered this first issue copy of the first American edition in our Catalog 100.
born: 6/2/1840 died: 1/11/1928 born as: Thomas Hardy
nationality: Great Britain
English poet and his nation's foremost regional novelist, whose most impressive novels are set in "Wessex," an imaginary county in southwest England that were based on the actual county of Dorset. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature