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Jane Austen's Novels: Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, and Sense and Sensibility (Four-Volume Set)
London: George Routledge and Sons, 1891. Book. Near Fine. Half-Leather. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Four of the five volumes of Routledge's Edition of Jane Austen's Novels: Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, and Sense and Sensibility (lacking Pride and Prejudice), with undated title pages but printed between 1883 and 1891 as it is a reprint of the edition first published in 1883 and each volume has a previous owner's signature dated "Nov. 1st 1891" on the front flyleaf. Original half-leather fine signed bindings by Estes & Lauriat, Boston, with dark-bluish-green leather spines and leather corners and greenish marbled boards and bluish marbled endpapers. Five raised bands on the spines. Patterned tooling on the leather strips on the front and rear boards. Gilt-covered top edges. Untrimmed page edges. Frontispiece illustration in each volume. 444, 443, 448 and 379 pages. Each measures approx. 7 5/8" x 5 1/4" x 1". Each volume is in NEAR FINE condition. Spines uniformly sunned to a very pleasing dark brown. Slight wear to the edges and some slight touches of wear to the spines along with a few tiny scattered specks of white paint. The Emma volume has slightly rubbed top corner tips. Otherwise Fine. No surface wear to the paper-covered boards. No bumping to the edges or corners. All are tightly bound and square with strong, sound, unworn joints and no cracking to the inner hinges. Close to flawless interiors with bright, clean pages with no foxing or browning..
      [Bookseller: Odysseus Books]
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