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Pride & Prejudice - AUSTEN, Jane - 1895. 
George Allen, London 1895 - Peacock Edition. 8vo., blue/green cloth with iconic gilt stamped peacock decoration and titles to the front and spine, all edges gilt. Dark green endpapers xxvii, 476pp, with illustrations by Hugh Thomson throughout. (Gilson E78) Bright front board with light rubbing to corners, and slightly more to the spine tips which have a few small holes in the cloth of 2-3mm. The shoulders have a number of splits in the cloth two on the front shoulder measuring 0.5 and 0.7cm and larger splits in the rear shoulder two of 1cm and one of 5.5 cm. The head and tail of the spine have a couple of small holes in the cloth of 2-3mm. The book has a lean and internally the front hinge is cracked although the binding remains firm. There is a monogram stamp to the verso of the front free endpaper and some spotting to the prelims and last three pages only, the main body of the book being very clean. Despite its minor blemishes a good looking copy of this scarce highly collectable edition of Jane Austen¿s work. English Idyll's Series, 1st thus. 8vo., 12.5cm x 19.7cm pale green cloth with profuse gilt stamped decoration and titles to the front and spine. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Pale green decorative endpapers , x, 204 (2) pp with 24 full page colour plates by Charles Brock, including decorative title page and tissue guarded frontispiece as called for (Gilson E116). A very good binding with bright gilt decoration to the front, slight toning to the spine, a little cockling and a couple of tiny spots to the boards. There are a series of small dings to the rear joint and to the edges of the front panel together with a little creasing to the head of the spine and the lightest of rubbing to the corners. Internally, the hinges are firm, there are no inscriptions or bookplates and only a tiny bookseller's stamp to the rear pastedown. The pages are generally very clean with only a little toning to the free endpapers and the occasional area of light spotting. All in all a very nice copy of this beautifully illustrated volume. If you would like any further information or images, please do not hesitate to ask. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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