[Brock, Charles Edmund (binding design and illustrations)]; Austen, Jane
Title SENSE AND SENSIBILITY; PRIDE AND PREJUDICE; MANSFIELD PARK; EMMA; NORTHANGER ABBEY and PERSUASION [DENT'S ENGLISH IDYLL SERIES]
Book Condition Very good
Publisher London and New York J. M. Dent & Co.; E. P. Dutton & Co. 1907-1909
Seller ID 1788
C8vo (4 ” x 7¾”). 6 volumes. Identical unsigned binding design on each volume by Charles Brock in gold on light green linen weave cloth of a ribbon-tied basket placed centrally with open rose flowers and curving leaves arranged in a vertical pattern on either side forming a cartouche that enclose the titles. Basket motif as well as the vertical rose and leaf pattern repeated on the spine. Includes 24 full page color illustrations, decorated title page, chapter heads and endpapers by Charles Brock. Part of Dent's English Idyll Series.A charming illustrated set produced by Brock in 1907 (Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey) 1908 (Mansfield Park and Sense and Sensibility) and 1909 (Emma snide Persuasion).A very good, bright set with heavy toning to the endpapers and cracks to both hinges in all volumes; Emma has a lengthwise crack to the cloth along the edge of the spine facing rear board; the bookplate of Mabel Holmes affixed to each front fly leaf (seemingly so as not to mar the decorated endpapers). Exceptionally scarce as a complete set.