Item #10698 PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. With a preface by George Saintsbury. AUSTEN. JANE., Thomson. Hugh. Illustrates.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. With a preface by George Saintsbury.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. With a preface by George Saintsbury.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. With a preface by George Saintsbury.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. With a preface by George Saintsbury.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. With a preface by George Saintsbury.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. With a preface by George Saintsbury.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. With a preface by George Saintsbury.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. With a preface by George Saintsbury.

Macmillan and Co. New York. 1894, 1894.

FIRST AMERICAN HUGH THOMSON EDITION. 8vo. (7.3 x 5 inches). Beautifully illustrated throughout with 160 fine line engravings by Thomson. Neat previous owner bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper. A slight lean to the spine and some very light offsetting from the tissue guard to the frontispiece, but overall a lovely fresh, tight and very clean copy throughout of the scarce first Hugh Thomson edition. In the original publishers binding of dark green cloth with highly decorative Peacock design to front board and spine. Dark green coated endpapers, the hinges intact and without any of the cracking often found. All edges gilt. A near fine copy of this beautiful work, the book looks unread. Published in October 1894, using the same sheets as the English edition, which was issued by George Allen, this is one of 3500 copies sent to America in 1894. -------- One of the best, and most popular, illustrated books of the late nineteenth century. 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. Gilson. E78.

Item #10698

Price: £2,500.00