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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: 133533

£2,000
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First fully illustrated edition. 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). The exquisite gilt peacock design on the front cover has led to this work being known as the "peacock edition", and it is one of the most striking examples of late-Victorian pictorial cloth. The trade edition was issued in two formats: with top edge gilt, others untrimmed, or with all edges trimmed and gilt, in a slightly smaller case, as here.

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Description

Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board elaborately gilt-blocked with peacock design, green coated endpapers, all edges gilt.

Illustrations

Frontispiece with tissue guard and illustrations by Hugh Thomson.

Condition

Bookseller's ticket to foot of front pastedown, ownership inscription in pencil to half-title. Spine minimally cocked, touch of wear to spine and tips, a couple of faint marks to rear board, occasional faint foxing to contents; a very good copy indeed, gilt to front board notably bright.

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