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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen - Hardcover - 1904 - from E C Books and

Northanger Abbey

by Jane Austen

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket

London : J M Dent & Co, 1904 A very good copy of the fifth edition in this form edited by R Brimley Johnson, with 6 colour plates by H M Brock. First published in 1898, this edition was very popular and quickly went through a number of printings. In the original decorative cloth binding with gilt titles to spine and front board and decorative endpapers. Top page edges gilt. With half title, showing that it is volume IX of Brimley Johnson's series; colour frontispiece; decorative title page; preface; note from the authoress; listing of illustrations; and text with head and tailpieces. All the plates are present as called for. The binding is very bright and clean with slight darkening to the spine, slight pulling to spine ends and a very small bump to the top corner tip on the front board. Contents in near fine clean condition with pencil signature to verso of fep.

Northanger Abbey was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be completed for publication, though she had previously made a start on Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. According to Cassandra Austen's Memorandum, Susan (as it was first called) was written about the years 1798-1799. It was revised by Austen for the press in 1803, and sold in the same year for £10 to a London bookseller, Crosby & Co. , who decided against publishing.

  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032757
  • Title: Northanger Abbey
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Illustrator: H M 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: 1904
  • Keywords: jane austen; illustrated austen; h m brock; brimley johnson
  • Bookseller catalogs: Fiction;
  • Subjects: FICTION / General;
  • Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall


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