Pride and Prejudice.
With a Preface by George Saintsbury and illustrations by Hugh Thomson.London : 1894 Stock Code: 137031
NotesFirst illustrated edition, large paper issue, one of 250 copies released in England; a further 25 copies were released in the US. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB). This was the first edition to feature illustrations accompanying the text; Bentley's 1833 edition and subsequent printings had featured only a frontispiece. Loosely laid in is the publisher's publicity slip for the sale of Thomson's original drawings for this edition at the Fine Art Society.
Tall octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, entirely unopened, top edge trimmed, others untrimmed.
Frontispiece and illustrations printed on china paper by Hugh Thomson.
Spine and board edges sunned, rear board a little scuffed, couple of corners bumped, offsetting to endpapers, contents clean and bright. A very good copy.
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