125
125
Austen, Jane
EMMA: A NOVEL. JOHN MURRAY, 1816
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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125
Austen, Jane
EMMA: A NOVEL. JOHN MURRAY, 1816
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Austen, Jane
EMMA: A NOVEL. JOHN MURRAY, 1816
3 volumes, 12mo, FIRST EDITION, half-titles supplied in facsimile, paper watermarked "1815 | H", "Budgen 1815" and "J Budgen 1815", 1p. publisher's advertisements on verso of the final leaf of text in volume 3, later full calf, gilt border, flat spine gilt, titled in gilt on red labels, volume numbers and dated in gilt on green labels, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, together in collector's brown slipcase, many leaves strengthened at gutter, some spotting and browning, some repairs to page edges
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Literature

Garside and Schöwerling 1816:16; Gilson A8; Keynes 8; Sadleir 62d

Catalogue Note

Although Austen suffered the "greatest anxiety" about her fourth novel and feared that "...to those readers who have preferred "Pride and Prejudice" it will appear inferior in wit, and to those who have preferred "Mansfield Park" very inferior in good sense..." (from a letter to James Stainer Clarke, 11 December 1815), it soon came to be regarded as one of the greatest of all English novels.

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