Description:Fair. No Dustjacket. 1833. 331 pages. No dust jacket. Hardcover...Fair. No Dustjacket. 1833. 331 pages. No dust jacket. Hardcover. Beige and blue marble cloth on front and rear, with gilt titling on brown leather spine; half bound in leather. Lightly tanned pages and firm binding, with light foxing on opening-closing pages. Very occasional fox spots throughout text. Slight water marks along edges of title pages and frontispiece. Tissue guard opposite frontispiece, is slightly pulled, foxed and creased. Neat inscription on ffep. Boards are poor, fair rub and surface wear markings on front and back. Moderate surface wear to spine, corners and spine ends. Titling and gilt decoration is moderately faded. 1" tear to rear hinge of head of spine and front hinge of bottom spine end. Scarce.
Description:Octavo (164 × 105 mm). Contemporary black half calf, marbled...Octavo (164 × 105 mm). Contemporary black half calf, marbled sides. Frontispiece and vignette title. Lacking the series title as often. Binding rubbed, hinges cracked, endpapers darkened. A very good copy. First Bentley edition, the third edition overall, also the first one-volume edition. Bentley bought the copyrights of all Jane Austen's works to include them in his Standard Novels series, apparently aiming at the private buyer, as circulating libraries still had copies of the originals. Bentley later reissued the volumes as a set, but this copy is from the original individual issue, numbered XXIII in the Standard Novels series.
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