128
128
Austen, Jane
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. GEORGE ALLEN, 1894
Estimate
3,0005,000
JUMP TO LOT
128
Austen, Jane
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. GEORGE ALLEN, 1894
Estimate
3,0005,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Austen, Jane
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. GEORGE ALLEN, 1894
8vo, FIRST EDITION THUS, half-title, frontispiece and illustrations by Hugh Thomson, full pictorial teal morocco gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, motif of peacock standing on an urn on upper board with morocco onlays, within a border of peacock feathers, single red jewel for peacock's eye, spine gilt in compartments with designs of peacock feathers and butterflies, all edges gilt and gauffered, teal and purple morocco doublures, silk endpapers, collector's slipcase, spine slightly rubbed, front free endpaper coming loose
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Literature

Gilson E78; Keynes 82

Catalogue Note

The peacock design of this sumptuous binding evokes Hugh Thomson's design for the original cloth binding, as well as the peacock motif on the title page. The book contains 160 line drawings by Thomson, including headpieces, tailpieces, ornamental initials and the wholly drawn title page, which he began in the autumn of 1893. The book was published in October 1894.

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