Printed for T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall, London. 1817.
THIRD EDITION. The first to be published in 2 Volumes. 12mo. (7.3 x 4.5 inches). -- Bound without half titles and terminal blank in volume one, as is often the case, otherwise complete. Collation: Volume I. Title page, (1) - 289 pages ('London, Printed by C. Roworth, Bell-Yard, Temple-bar', on verso of page 289). --- Volume II. Title page, (1) - 311 pages ('London, Printed by C. Roworth, Bell-Yard, Temple-bar', at the bottom of page 311 below Finis). Page 7 of volume one has a one inch tear to the margin, without loss and the fore edge of page 27 is a little frayed, well away from the printed area. Repair to the bottom corner (3 x 1.4 inches) of page 111, without loss. Slight lean to the boards and some foxing throughout but still generally a good, sound copy. Finely bound, to style, in mid twentieth century half brown polished calf. Spines ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Tan title labels, gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Plain off-white endpapers. An attractively bound copy. Pride and Prejudice, always the most popular of her titles with the general reader, was the only one of Jane Austen's novels to reach a third edition by its original publisher, though whether it did so during her lifetime is a moot point. She died on 18 July 1817 and the earliest recorded ownership signature on a copy of the third edition is dated 6 September of that year. ---- Keynes I5; Gilson A5x.