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AUSTEN, Jane.

Pride and Prejudice....

With a Preface by George Saintsbury and illustrations by Hugh Thomson.

Availability: In stock

Published: London George Allen, 1894

Stock Code: 126650

£7,500
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First fully illustrated edition, one of 250 large paper copies issued in the UK and 25 copies done for the US, with the illustrations specially printed on China paper and laid down. This was the first edition to feature illustrations accompanying the text, as Bentley's 1833 edition and subsequent printings had featured only a frontispiece. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB).

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Description

Octavo (250 x 169 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun (Riviere) in recent full green morocco, tan morocco label to spine lettered gilt, floral decoration to spine gilt, gilt floriate border to front cover, panel with onlaid vignette of Elizabeth Bennet in green, red, and brown morocco, edges and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, edges gilt.

Illustrations

Frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrations by Hugh Thomson.

Condition

Dated binder's note in pencil to verso of front free endpaper. Extremities a trifle rubbed, else a fine, wide-margined copy in a luxurious binding.

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