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2019-11-11 01:41:02
1833. I have here for sale the first illustrated copy of SENSE & SENSIBILITY by Jane Austen. It is No. XXIII in the Standard Novels series published in 1833 by Richard Bentley, London. This was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be published in an illustrated edition. It has an illustrated frontispiece showing the Dashwood sisters and a small vignette to the title page. It includes a Memoir of Miss Austen. The novel, which sold out its first print run of 750 copies in the middle of 1813, marked a success for its author. It had a second print run later that year. It was the first Austen title to be republished in England after her death, and the first illustrated Austen produced in Britain, in Richard Bentley's Standard Novels series of 1833. The novel continued in publication throughout the 19th, 20th and early 21st centuries and has many times been illustrated, excerpted, abridged, and adapted for stage and film. Fine binding edition, being quarter bound in dark brown morocco on maroon hardboards. 7 blind embossed bands to the spine together with gilt title and author lettering. Boards are in mint condition. There is foxing to the first 6 pages, after that the pages are clean and the binding is very tight. Marbled page edges. Slight repair to the corner of the last page. 331 pages, 16.5 cm x 10.5 cm. We have over 2000 items in our Ebay shop on a wide range of subjects, so please feel free to have a browse and see if and anything else takes your fancy. Postage will be by Air Mail outside of UK. If you buy more than one item then the postage cost falls for the second and f … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: TheAntiquarianBookseller (antiquarianbooks-uk) [Whitegate, Cheshire, GB]
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