11 - 13 July 2000
AUSTEN, Jane (1775-1817). Northanger Abbey and Persuasion [...] with a Biographical Notice of the Author [by Henry Austen]. London: John Murray, 1818.
4 volumes bound in 2, 12° (176 x 102mm). Half and fly-titles. (Variable spotting, mainly light, some light offsetting, volume II half-title misbound before, and not after, the title, half-titles for volumes II-IV lacking, volume IV lacking final blank leaves P7-8.) 20th-century crimson crushed morocco gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, double gilt fillet borders on covers, board edges and turn-ins gilt, the spines gilt in 6 compartments divided by raised bands, titled in gilt in 2, the others decorated with central gilt tools within gilt frames with gilt foliate corner-pieces, gilt edges. Provenance: ?C.H. Suffield (partially erased marginal inscriptions on half-titles and titles).
FIRST EDITIONS OF BOTH WORKS. A FINELY-BOUND COPY. Gilson A9; Keynes Austen 9 (incorrect collation for volume IV); Sadleir 62e. (2)
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