Lot 8
  • 8

(Austen, Jane)

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 USD
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Description

  • Emma: A Novel. In Three Volumes. By the Author of "Pride and Prejudice," &c. &c. London: Printed for John Murray, 1816
  • paper, ink, leather, gilt
3 vols., 12mo (7 3/8 x 4 3/8 in.; 189 x 111 mm, uncut). Half-titles, that for the first volume tipped in at its proper place from P6; gathering 1.M browned, some other scattered light foxing and browning. Original white-paper spines over blue boards, original printed paper labels with price and two horizontal rules trimmed from bottom(see below); spines restored, extremities rubbed, a bit soiled, second volume lacking front free endpaper. Brown morocco pull-off case, chemise.

Provenance

A. A Cleaf (?) (penciled signature on first title-page, 3 January 1821) — E. R. (manuscript label on front pastedown of first volume, dated 18 December 1880) — Frank J. Hogan (morocco book label; Parke-Bernet, 24 April 1945, lot 6)

Literature

Gilson A8; Keynes p. 14; Sadleir I, 62d 

Catalogue Note

First edition; 3.M11 is second state (cancel leaf with corrected text). Gilson notes that this is one of two copies known "in which the price and lower thin-thick rule have been cut away from the labels" (the other is the Mount Bellew set, sold at Sotheby's London, 23 May 1933, lot 313). This practice has been more commonly seen in Austen's next, posthumous, work, Northinger Abbey: and Persuasion.

The very good Frank Hogan copy, uncut and in original boards,

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