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AUSTEN, Jane.

Pride and Prejudice....

A Novel. In Two Volumes. By the Author of "Sense and Sensibility," &c. Third Edition.

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Published: London printed for T. Egerton, 1817

Stock Code: 127121

£8,500
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Notes

Third edition, and the first to be issued in two volumes. Pride and Prejudice was Austen's second published novel. Austen began it in August 1796, when she was the same age as her heroine, and finished in August 1797. Entitled "First Impressions", it was offered by her father to Thomas Cadell on 1 November 1797 as a novel in three volumes "about the length of Miss Burney's Evelina". Cadell declined without asking to see the manuscript. Austen revised it in 1809-10 after the success of Sense and Sensibility, by which time the first choice of title had been used elsewhere. It remains the most popular of her novels.

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Description

2 volumes, duodecimo (179 x 103 mm). Contemporary half calf, twin labels to spines to style, compartments decorated in gilt, marbled sides ruled in gilt.

Condition

Bound without half-titles or terminal blanks. Early initials faintly inked to title pages. Head of spine of vol. I restored to style, joints neatly repaired, sides a little scuffed, tips furbished, contents slightly foxed, vol. I front hinge cracked but holding (visible at B2), text block sound, puncture to vol. I B8, l. 7-8, vol. II with pale old water stain (mainly marginal) to lower fore-corners of second half of text. An attractive copy withal.

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