George Allen. London. 1894.
FIRST HUGH THOMSON EDITION. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.2 inches). Fully illustrated throughout with 101 fine engravings by Thomson. A little light foxing to some of the page edges but generally a very good copy bound in recent leather binding of full tan morocco, the spine with raised bands, red title label, the label and compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. All edges gilt. Original publishers decorative 'Peacock design' dark green cloth front board and spine bound in at the back of the book. A very good 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.