1895 Pride and Prejudice
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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The second edition of the important Hugh Thomson Peacock 'Pride and Prejudice'. This reprint printed in March 1895, the first Peacock edition was printed in October 1894.
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'.
With a preface by George Saintsbury.
In the original publisher's cloth binding, smartly rebacked with the original boards and spine restored. Externally, generally smart, though the rear joint is cracked. Ring mark to the rear board. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities, with a little loss of cloth to the extremities. Some light marks to the boards and spine, heavier to the rear board. Gilt to the front board is bright and only very lightly faded. Spine is a little faded. Front hinge is starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with some scattered spots, mostly to the first and last few pages
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