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Persuasion by Jane Austen - Hardcover - 1902 - from E C Books and


by Jane Austen

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket

London : J M Dent & Co, 1902 A very good copy of the 4th edition in this form edited by R Brimley Johnson, with 6 colour plates by C E Brock. In 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 X of Brimley Johnson's series; colour frontispiece; decorative title page; preface; listing of illustrations; and text with head and tailpieces. Original page marker present. All the plates are present as called for and are tissue guarded. The binding is in very good condition being bright and clean. There is slight pulling to spine ends and a slight bump to the bottom corner tip of the rear board. Contents are very clean and without spotting. There is a sprawly pencil signature to the verso of the fep.

Written in her final illness, Persuasion is Jane Austen's finest novel. Eight years ago, Anne Elliot bowed to pressure from her family and made the decision not to marry the man she loved, Captain Wentworth. Now circumstances have conspired to bring him back into her social circle and Anne finds her old feelings for him reignited. However, when they meet again Wentworth behaves as if they are strangers and seems more interested in her friend Louisa. In this, her final novel, Jane Austen tells the story of a love that endures the tests of time and society with humor, insight, and tenderness.  Read more: Identifying first editions of Persuasion

  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032756
  • Title: Persuasion
  • 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: 1902
  • Keywords: Jane Austen; C E Brock; illustrated austen; Brimley Johnson
  • Bookseller catalogs: Fiction;
  • Subjects: FICTION / General;
  • Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall


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