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JANE AUSTEN'S NOVELS Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey/Persuasion, Lady Susan/Letters (incl. The Watsons, A Memoir & Letters of Jane Austen)
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1907. Decorative Binding. Very Good+/No Jacket. VERY GOOD+ ILLUSTRATED COMPLETE SET WITH DECORATIVE SIGNED BINDING is tight, square and clean inside and out. Art Nouveau gold decorated bindings, with monogrammed gilt rose on cover, and gilt rose vine and lettering on spine, by book designer Adrian J. Iorio. Monogrammed rose on endpapers. All bright gold edges. Six captioned and tissue guarded frontispieces; five are photogravures monogrammed by Edmund H. Garrett. Twelve captioned and tissue guarded plates: some photogravures monogrammed by Edmund H. Garrett; some steel-engravings by William Greatbatch after paintings by George Pickering; some depictions uncredited. Pages remarkably clean and unmarred with no bookplates, annotations, foxing, salient marks or folds; no loose pages. Popular, though published anonymously with little fame during her lifetime, novelist Jane Austen's realism, biting irony, social commentary and acclaimed plots established her as a great English writer by the 1940s. Jane Austen's Novels. Copyright by publisher Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1892. Firm purchased by Little, Brown. No date, circa 1907; December 1907 advertisement. 16mo (small 6 1/2" x 4 1/8"); 3,683 pp. Spine ends lightly frayed; heads with short gap; some tips with slight wear; rear cover with slight puckering. Endpapers with slight glue darkening; pastedowns with graceful antique ownership; closed paper tear 1", few 3/8" or less; tissues darkened. A beautiful clean well-preserved illustrated set.
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