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Octavo (175 × 115 mm). Bound by Bayntun in mid 20th-century green polished calf, with titles to spine gilt on red and green morocco labels, gilt compartments to spine with raised bands, marbled endpapers, edges and turn-ins gilt. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine slightly faded, internally fine; an excellent copy. Frontispiece with tissue guard and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. First Thomson edition, first impression, attractively bound. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB). Gilson E78. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Pride and Prejudice. With a Preface by ...
Editorial: London: George Allen, 1894
Descripción London: George Allen, 1894, 1894. First edition thus, 8vo, (xxviii), 476, (2) pp. Numerous illustrations, a little foxing at the beginning and end. Original gilt decorated dark green cloth, a.e.g., some light marking to the lower cover otherwise a handsome copy. Nº de ref. de la librería 28243
Descripción George Allen, Ruskin House, 156 Charing Cross Road, London, 1894. Decorative Cloth. Estado de conservación: Fine. First Printing. First Illustrated Edition of Jane Austen's best-loved novel, "the most perfect, characteristic, the most eminently quintessential of its author's works." (George Saintsbury, from the preface) xxvii,,476,2]pp, with 160 line drawings by Hugh Thomson. Publisher's smooth dark blue-green cloth, front cover and spine entirely gilt in the Peacock design (in the style of Macmillan's Cranford series, to which Thomson also contributed), all edges gilt, dark blue-green mat end papers. Without the tissue guard and the extremely scarce dust jacket. The embossed binding is bright and tight, with corners barely rubbed; page margins very lightly toned, text and illustrations fresh and clean throughout, an exemplary copy. Gilson E78. Sutherland, Jane Austen's Textual Lives, p. 9. Spielmann & Jerrold, pp. 85-98. First appearance of Thomson's memorable illustrations for Austen's tale of the wooing of Elizabeth Bennett by Mr. Darcy. Austen's "novels were showcases for Thomson's art. . . . [T]hese were his book's, not Austen's; and this is how they came to be known . . . To Pride and Prejudice alone, . . . Thomson contributed 160 line drawings (a mix of illustrations in the text, headpieces, tailpieces, ornamental initials); within a year of publication over 11,600 British copies were sold, totaling more than the lifetime sales of all Austen's novels put together[!]. (Sutherland) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Nº de ref. de la librería BB1530
Descripción GEORGE ALLEN RUSKIN HOUSE, LONDON, 1894. HARD BACK RED. LTD.. 7.5 X 10.25. FIRST 1894 LARGE ILLUSTRATED EDITION, Printed on copyright page: One of 250 Large Paper copies for Britain, with another 25 done for America. The top fore edge gold gilt. 476 Pages (8 X 10 INCHES) Decorated title page, frontispiece, and large illustrations, 160 line drawings in all (printed on special China paper and laid down) by Hugh Thomson printed on Unbleached Arnold paper, 7.5 X 10.25 INCHES. HARDBACK London, George Allen, 1894, with a Preface by George Saintsbury and Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. First Hugh Thomson Edition, The top edge trimmed. fore edge and bottom edges deckled . Decorated title page, Date of 1894 printed within the tail of Peacock on the Title page. Frontispiece, The paper is unusual having a square or rectanglular cream background for each line drawing with the balance of each page black printed words on balance white page. Gold gilt lettering on spine. Quarter inch circular stain on lower spine. Very light shelf wear, faded spine and edges, A lovely, clean, crisp copy of this scarce limited edition OVERSIZE HARDBACK issue of the first Hugh Thomson edition. Text of last page: Chiswick Press:- Charles Whittingham and Co., Tooks Court, Chancery Lane, London. I do not know which would be considered the "FIRST EDITION" THIS SPECIAL OVERSIZE OR THE PICTORIAL GOLD GILT PEACOCK GREEN COVER CLOTH 1894 COPY. I HAVE FAILED IN MY RESEARCH TO FIND DOCUMENTATION OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AMERICAN AND BRITISH EDITION THUS THIS IS ONE OF 275 COPIES ( 250 FOR BRITIAN, WITH ANOTHER 25 DONE FOR AMERICA. On 7/21/2012 10:10 PM, A Danny Jacks emailed me " America have two publishers listed on the title page with NO ADDRESS. They have printed on the title page as follows: "New York: Macmillan&Co., London: George Allen." PLEASE REQUEST MORE IMAGES IF NEEDED. DATE PUBLISHED: 1894 EDITION: LTD. 476 VERY GOOD GIFT QUALITY PRINTING OF THE FAMOUS PEACOCK EDITION. Nº de ref. de la librería 050818
Descripción London: George Allen, 1894, 1894. Octavo (177 × 117 mm). Recent green morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, spine gilt in compartments with flower basket tools, marbled endpapers, single line rules to boards, turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Original cloth retained. Contents faintly toned. An excellent copy. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout by Hugh Thomson. First Hugh Thomson edition. Handsomely bound by Bayntun-Riviere. Nº de ref. de la librería 87991