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Jane Austen
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY BY JANE AUSTEN 1908 Deluxe Vellum Binding, Illustrated
UK: J. M. Dent & Co, 1908. Very good condition. [AUSTEN, JANE]. Sense and Sensibility. With Twenty-Four Coloured Illustrations by C. E. Brock. London: J. M. Dent & Co., 1908. Hardcover. First deluxe edition thus ['The Series of the English Idylls']. Vellum-bound. Octavo (195 x 125 mm), pp. [viii], 308. Publisher's original deluxe full vellum, elaborately blocked and lettered in gilt to front cover and spine, t.e.g., untrimmed fore edge and bottom edge, pictorial pastedowns and endpapers, initial and terminal blanks plus half-title present, framed title-page with vignette, illustrated with 24 full-page coloured plates by C. E. Brock, head-pieces. Printed by The Temple Press. Condition: VERY GOOD. Binding secure and square - importantly the boards are not warped, covers and contents remarkably clean with just a few intermittent fox spots, light browning to endpapers, without previous ownership markings. Listing note: Charles Edmund Brock first illustrated Sense and Sensibility for the edition published by J.M. Dent & Co. in 1898, as part of the novels of Jane Austen in 10 volumes. Sense and Sensibility was published in two volumes for this edition, each with a colour frontispiece and five further plates. For this later edition, Brock produced a new suite of plates, based on watercolour drawings. They are all signed by Brock and dated 1907 or 1908. An ordinary edition was issued in pale decorated cloth, and this deluxe edition in vellum, profusely blocked in gilt using the same floral design as the cloth; both versions are highly collectable, the vellum version is very uncommo … [Click Below for Full Description]
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