Far From The Madding Crowd. New Edition with Six Illustrations. London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1877. First Edition Thus. Pp vii, 407. Original green cloth, title in gilt to spine with title & illustration in black to upper board. Covers lightly scuffed contents bright & clean. The First Single Volume edition published in the UK of this master work by Hardy. The first edition was published in two volumes by Smith & Elder in 1872.