PRIDE & PREJUDICE, by Jane Austen; Helen Sewell - 1940 [Illustr-Signed Ltd Ed]


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Pride & Prejudice

by Jane Austen

illustrated by Helen Sewell

Preface by Frank Swinnerton

LIMITED EDITION, No. 1390/1500, SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR. Boston, MA: The Limited Editions Club, The Merrymount Press, 1940.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition with GOOD slipcase.

  • Volume features handsome fine binding with elaborate blind-tooled design on front and back, as well as gilt on front cover and rounded spine, and is maintained in handsome slipcase with lovely colored marble design.
  • Boards are in remarkable condition, and display minor edgewear with rubbing to corners and minimally to edges.
  • Spine displays some rubbing to ends with minimal chipping. 
  • Binding is secure.
  • Interior is remarkably well preserved, with minimal toning. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Some pages remain uncut as published along fore edge. (See photos)
  • Textblock edges have gilt along head, and show some light scattered foxing.
  • Slipcase displays some edgewear with exposed boards, as well as toning along edges, that also has title label.
  • Slipcase edges are chipping off. Design is still vibrant.
  • Slipcase shows a 6" split along upper edge on front. (See photos)
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20190919

411 pages. 6.5 x 9.75 inches.

Handsome fine binding features elaborate blind-tooled design on front and back, as well as gilt on front cover and spine. This antique-style fine binding includes a rounded spine and the occasional uncut fore edge. Book is maintained in slipcase with lovely colored marble design, and features a title block with "Limited Editions Club" and hand-written number: 1390.

One of the great classics of literature, this romantic novel of manners was written by Jane Austen in 1813. It follows the adventures of a young woman, Elizabeth Bennet, as she learns about the consequences of prejudice and the benefits of true goodness against the superficial.

Features the illustrations of Helen Sewell. Includes a preface by Frank Swinnerton.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was an English novelist, noted for her novels on the British gentry at the end of the 18th century. Her six major novels are her best-known works, and interpret, comment and critique the society she takes as subject.

Helen Sewell (1896-1957) was an award-winning American illustrator and writer of children's books who contributed to over 50 books, including eight books in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series and The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh.

EDITION POINTS: Limited Edition, No 1390 of 1500 Copies with Signature of the Illustrator on Limitation Page.

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