THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY; PRIODE AND PREDJUDICE; EMMA; MANSFIELD PARK; NORTHANGER ABBEY AND PERSUASION; LADY SUSAN, THE WATSONS, ETC.

By: [GARRETT, EDMUND H. (illustrations)]; AUSTEN, JANE

Price: $1,250.00

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Book Condition: Very good


12mo (7 ” x 5"). 6 volumes; The Handy Library Edition.

The first illustrated edition of Austen by an American illustrator of note; the the first attempt by an American illustrator to create uniform illustrations for all of Austen's novels, and the first attempt by an American illustrator to illustrate Austen's characters in the dress of the regency period.

Publisher's unsigned blue half crushed navy blue morocco over gilt, blue and white marbled boards; Spines with three raised bands with titles and Art Nouveau wild rose (Rosa acicularis) motifs in gold. Blue, gold and white marbled eps matching the paper on the binding.

Includes 10 photogravure frontispiece illustrations after signed drawings by Edmund H. Garrett, each with tissue guard; the volume that includes the Memoir and Letters contains the 1870 Memoir portrait engraving of Austen with facsimile signature, a photograph of the North nave aisle of Winchester Cathedral where Austen in buried, a photograph of Chawton Cottage and a reproduction of the disputed Ozias Humphry portrait of the 13 year old Jane Austen.

Both the Roberts 12 volume 1892 edition and Little, Brown and Company's Handy Library 12 volumes in 6 reissue are exceptionally scarce. A marvelous set of regency style character illustrations that predate that of Thomson.

Very good with fine text blocks; light wear to the extremities; some joints tender with faint signs of color; slightly spines lightly toned to a matching brown. Contemporary engraved bookplate on the paste-down of each volume.

Title: THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY; PRIODE AND PREDJUDICE; EMMA; MANSFIELD PARK; NORTHANGER ABBEY AND PERSUASION; LADY SUSAN, THE WATSONS, ETC.

Author Name: [GARRETT, EDMUND H. (illustrations)]; AUSTEN, JANE

Categories: Fine Binding, Fiction,

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: (1892)

Binding: half crushed morocco

Book Condition: Very good

Seller ID: 2995

Keywords: Jane Austen illustrated fine binding