George Allen. London 1894.
FIRST HUGH THOMSON EDITION. The larger, untrimmed issue. 8vo. (7.9 x 5.4 inches). Fully illustrated throughout with 101 fine engravings by Thomson. A bright, clean copy finely bound in recent full dark green morocco, spine with five raised bands, the compartments ruled, lettered and decorated with gilt. Twin red labels, gilt. Single ruled gilt border on boards. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. ------ One of an unspecified number of copies which were issued by the publishers with untrimmed fore and lower page edges, presumably for rebinding as they were issued in a plain green binding with a printed paper label. A near fine copy of the scarce first Thomson edition in an attractive full leather binding. Hugh Thomson illustrated this work for George Allen publishers before going on to illustrate the other Austen books for Macmillan & Co. This is the scarcest of all the Thomson/Austen titles in first edition.
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