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Emma by Jane Austen - First Edition - 1901 - from E C Books and


by Jane Austen

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket

London : J M Dent & Co, 1901 A very good copy of Emma: Vol I 4th edition thus, February 1903; Vol II 3rd edition thus 1901. The Brimley Johnson edition was first printed in 1898 and was extremely popular, rapidly running through a number of printings. With 12 colour plates by C E Brock. In original decorative cloth bindings with gilt titles to spine and front board.Top page edges gilt, other edges uncut. With half titles, showing that they were volumes VII and VIII of Brimley Johnson's series; colour frontispieces; decorative title pages; preface (volume 1); listing of illustrations; and text with head and tailpieces. All the plates are present as called for and are tissue guarded. Vol I has 245 pp and Vol II has 258 pp. The bindings are in very good clean condition: Vol I - slight corner wear and small bump to the top corner of the front board; Vol II - slight bumping to the corner tips on the back board. Contents in near fine clean condition with pencil signature to the verso of the fep in each volume. The plate paper in Vol II is slightly shinier than in Vol I, presumably because of the difference in printing date.
Multi-volume Set

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 #: 032760
  • Title: Emma
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Illustrator: C E Brock
  • Format/binding: Decorative Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: J M Dent & Co
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1901
  • Keywords: jane austen; illustrated austen; emma; C E Brock,
  • Bookseller catalogs: Fiction;
  • Subjects: FICTION / General;
  • Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall


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