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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen - Hardcover - 1906 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


London : J M Dent & Co, 1906 A very good copy of the fifth edition in this form: complete in 2 volumes, edited by R Brimley Johnson, with portrait frontispiece of Jane Austen, and 12 colour plates by C E Brock. The Brimley Johnson edition was first published in 1898 and was extremely popular, quickly running through a number of reprintings. In original decorative cloth bindings with gilt titles to spine and front board. The top page edges are gilt; the remaining edges are uncut. With half titles, showing that they were volumes I and II of Brimley Johnson's series; frontispieces; decorative title pages; listing of illustrations; and text with head and tailpieces. Original page markers present in both volumes. Volume I has a listing of Austen's novels together with a short biography. All the plates are present as called for and are tissue guarded. Vol I has 163 pp and Vol II has 218 pp. Both bindings are bright and clean with spines lightly cocked to the front. Vol I has a very small mark to the side edge of the front board and a small light mark to the back board. Vol II has a couple of small marks on the back board and a light bump to the bottom corner tip on the front board. Contents to both volumes bright and clean in near fine condition. Pencil signatures to verso of feps.
Multi-volume Set

Sense and Sensibility is a novel by the English novelist Jane Austen. Published in 1811, it was Austen's first published novel, which she wrote under the pseudonym "A Lady". The story revolves around Elinor and Marianne, two daughters of Mr. Dashwood by his second wife. They have a younger sister, Margaret, and an older half-brother named John. When their father dies, the family estate passes to John, and the Dashwood women are left in reduced circumstances.


  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032759
  • Title: Sense and Sensibility
  • 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: 1906
  • Keywords: jane austen; sense and sensibility; illustrated austen; c e brock
  • Bookseller catalogs: Illustrated; Fiction;
  • Subjects: FICTION / General;
  • Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall


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