1894 Pride and Prejudice
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The first Hugh Thomson peacock edition of this work.
Bookplate of Chris Viveash to the front paste down.
David Gilson's personal copy. Gilson wrote the definitive bibliography of Austen.
His and his partner Chris Viveash's Austen collection was legendary.
This is the Gilson/Viveash collections' copy of the famous Peacock Edition.
In a very beautiful condition.
Gilson listed the Peacock first edition as E78 in his bibliography.
This Peacock edition has become a classic of book design, being much reprinted in the following years and even printed on a tote bag in the twenty-first century.
Illustrated with a frontispiece and in-text illustrations throughout by Hugh Thomson.
Thomson was an Irish illustrator, who did pen-and-ink illustrations for editions of works by Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and J. M. Barrie.
'Pride and Prejudice' is perhaps one of the most famous love stories of all time. Mr Darcy and Lizzie Bennet suffer equally from their pride and prejudices, ensuring a tumultuous journey for them.
Jane Austen has become one of the most popular Georgian writers, her novels being loved for generations. Her ironic social commentary offers an interesting insight into Upper-Middle class Georgian life. Her other novels are 'Emma', 'Sense and Sensibility', 'Northanger Abbey', 'Mansfield Park', and 'Persuasion'.
In the original publisher's decorative cloth binding, with lavish gilt to the front board and spine. Externally, very smart. Small closed tear to the head of the spine. Very light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. A couple of light marks to the boards. Front hinge is starting slightly but still firm. Bookplate to the front paste down. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with some spots, mostly to the first and last few pages where it is heavier as usual. Ink inscription to the half-title.
Very Good Indeed
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