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Austen, Pride
Pride and Prejudice Peacock Edition BLUE CLAMSHELL BOX
, 1894 Illustrated by: : HUGH THOMSON Published by GEORGE ALLEN Edition: FIRST EDITION Binding: HB GREEN Size: 5 1/4 X 7 1/4 476 Pages Overall Condition is: GOOD previous owners info on front free endpage. spine slight lean. Rear exterior hinge fraying along. despite cracked inside hinges book is tight and firm, Book housed in a blue cloth bound custom made clamshell box with gold gilt lettering on spine. to protect the beautiful condition of the most desired issue PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. IT HAS BEEN REPUBLISHED BY OVER 100 PUBLISHERS since the 1813 first edition. Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice Peacock Edition Hugh Thomson George Allen 1894. First illustrated edition Original dark green Cloth; an elaborate gilt decorative front cover of a fully blossomed peacock perched on a gilt sun dial; gilt title on the front cover; gilt title with gilt blooms on a slightly dull spine; Decorated title page, frontispiece, and large illustrations, 160 line drawings in all, All edges gilt. Preface by George Saintsbury. The George Allen published 1894 thru 1906 editions are the most desirable Illustrated copies of Pride and Prejudice published other than the original 1813 three volume first edition by Egerton which brings 5 figures in today's market. A relative unknown illustrator Hugh Thompson was an Irish Illustrator born at Coleraine near Derry. he took the task of creating 160 line drawings to produce the first and still finest illustrated edition. The success of George Allens PEACOCK EDITION launched Thompson's career as as a first class and prominent illustrator who is best known for hi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop (princetn) [Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States]
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