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Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice.
London and Bombay: [printed by Charles Whittingham and Co. at the Chiswick Press for] George Bell and Sons 1899. With Preface by George Saintsbury and Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Colonial edition. First edition thus. 160 line drawings including frontispiece, decorative title-page, head and tail pieces. 8vo. [190 x 125 x 33 mm]. xxvii, [i], 476, [4], 16 pp. Bound in publisher's original blue cloth, front cover and spine blocked and lettered in gilt, glazed cream endleaves, gilt edges. (Wear to joints and headcaps rubbed). Gilson E94 for the first Thomson illustrated edition of 1894. Gilson does not refer to this edition. The half-title is headed "Bell's Indian and Colonial Edition" and there is a notice on the verso of the title: "This Edition is issued for circulation in India and the Colonies only". There are 16 pages of advertisements at the end. Short article "A Novelist of the Quiet Life" pasted inside front cover. Tissue guard a little foxed, with consequent spotting at margins of frontispiece and title. Two small stains p.472. A good copy of this rare edition, the first I have seen in many years. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books ABA ILAB [Alton, United Kingdom]
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