Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: (1892)
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 ma... View More...