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128557
AUSTEN, Jane.

Mansfield Park....

By the Author of "Pride and Prejudice."

Availability: In stock

Published: London John Murray, 1816

Stock Code: 128557

£3,750
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

Second edition of Austen's third novel. The first edition was published by Egerton in May 1814, in a run of 1,250 copies. In November 1814 Austen wrote to a friend reporting that all copies of the first edition had been sold, and that the question of a second edition had therefore been raised. However, Austen is believed to have been dissatisfied with Egerton as a publisher, both in terms of the print quality of the first edition and in his abilities as a salesman (Gilson, p. 59). She therefore decided to change publisher for the second edition, sending a corrected copy of the work to John Murray in December 1815. The second edition contains a number of changes to the text, "most noticeably in the technical details - probably on advice from one of the sailor brothers" (ibid.).

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Description

3 volumes, duodecimo (171 x 102 mm). Near-contemporary green patterned cloth, red morocco spine labels lettered gilt. Housed in a custom brown cloth slipcase.

Condition

Booklabel of I. A. Wedgwood to pastedowns. Bound without half-titles and terminal blanks. A little wear to the tips and spine ends, short splits to a couple of joints, 8 cm split to rear joint of vol. I, light foxing and occasional creasing to contents, a few tiny chips around page peripheries, tiny chip to vol. I p. 243 marginally impinging lettering. A very good set.

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