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Emma by Jane Austen - 1st Edition - 1896 - from E C Books and


by Jane Austen

Condition: Good/N

London and New York: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1896 A good to very good copy of the first Macmillan edition with Hugh Thomson illustrations. In the original red binding with beautiful gilt decoration to the front board and spine. All edges gilt. With numerous black and white illustrations by Hugh Thomson and decorative yellow endpapers. This copy has a bright clean binding. The spine has fading and some pulling at the top and bottom - there is light wear to joints. The front board is very bright with light corner wear and a slight bump to the bottom corner. The back board has a couple of small spots and a slight bump to the top corner. Both corners have light wear. The decorative yellow endpapers are present: with slight marking to both. Contents in very good clean condition. The half title has slight impressions from a pencil signature. pages with light toning, particularly towards edges. The corner of p355 is folded in because it was not cut properly. A nice copy.

Emma, by Jane Austen, is a comic novel about the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively 'comedy of manners' among her characters. Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like.

  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032517
  • Title: Emma
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Illustrator: Hugh Thomson
  • Format/binding: Decorative Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Macmillan and Co., Limited
  • Place: London and New York
  • Date published: 1896
  • Keywords: illustrated austen; hugh thomson; decorative bindings; emma
  • Bookseller catalogs: LITERATURE; Fiction;
  • Subjects: FICTION / General;
  • Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall


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