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Pride and Prejudice

by Austen, Jane; Saintsbury, George (Preface)

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London: George Allen, 1894. xxvii, [1], 476pp, [2]. Recent full morocco, Cosway style, binding by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, blue leather title label to second panel with matching author label to fourth, remaining panels gilt, with central pink rose and gilt volute corner pieces, date to foot of spine. Covers with double line border, floral spray corner pieces with pink roses, upper cover with sunken central panel containing a watercolour on vellum by Martin Frost, after an illustration from the book by Hugh Thomson, gilt roll to inner edges, a.e.g. with Cockerell marbled endpapers, and hand sewn endbands. Externally near fine, internally bright and clean, very good indeed. Full page frontispiece, with another one hundred illustrations and headpieces as China paper proofs, laid down. One of two hundred and fifty copies for England (with another twenty-five copies for America) of the handmade large paper edition of the famous 'Peacock' edition. The watercolour on vellum by Martin Frost replicates the illustration by Thomson on page 67, titled 'No, no, stay where you are'. Advert about the sale of the original drawings loosely inserted. Housed in a cloth slip case, made by Temple Bookbinders. See Gilson E78. First Thus. Full Morocco. Very Good+/No Jacket. Illus. by Thomson, Hugh. 4to. Limited Edition.


On Jan 5 2016, a reader said:
this is my #1 favorite book of all the Jane Austen books. i love the way elizabeth and darcy talk to each other.
On Jun 5 2014, a reader said:
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is listed by many as a universal Classic and, rightfully, frequents many “Must Read” lists.

Elizabeth Bennett lives in a small country estate. Daughter to a poor country gentleman who has four other daughters, her prospects of marriage are slim. That doesn’t bother Elizabeth, however. She is beautiful, smart, opinionated, strong-willed and in no hurry to find a husband. Her mother, who frequently embarrasses her and her older sister Jane by pushing them at any eligible bachelor, has other plans for her. While at a public ball, she is introduced to mild-mannered pleasant Mr. Bingley who is taken by Jane instantly. Also in attendance is Mr. Bingley’s best friend Mr. Darcy. Mr. Darcy is handsome and rich but gives the impression of distaste when introduced to Elizabeth. Throughout the story, they constantly misunderstand and miss-judge each other making many nearly grievous mistakes.

If you are anything like me, you will be just as frustrated with Elizabeth as she learns Mr. Darcy’s true character and how to let go of her objections to love and simply fall.

This is truly my all-time favorite book so far. I read it at least once a year, usually around Christmastime. Given that Austen’s writing describes this time-period so intricately, I can picture myself as Elizabeth Bennett every time I read it. And, just like Elizabeth Bennett, I fall in love with Mr. Darcy every time as well.

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Pride and Prejudice
Austen, Jane; Saintsbury, George (Preface)
Thomson, Hugh
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First Thus
George Allen
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Noisbn, Cosway Style Binding, Fine Binding, Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Peacock

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