Shades from Jane Austen.

SKU: 13309-3

Number 238 of the first edition, published in a limited deluxe edition of 300. Fully covered in dark brown goat skin, with slipcase also covered inside and out. Gold gilt decorations on front and back board, gilt title on spine, gilt silhouette on front board. Comes with original publisher's cardboard box. Moire silk taffeta end pages. An oversized (12 by 9 inches) volume of colorful silhouettes painted by the author from life to represent Austen's characters. Part One shows Austen's family in silhouettes and a chronology of her life by Peggy Hickman. Part Two is the main part of the book. This copy appears to have been kept in the cardboard box and is near fine condition. Originally sold new for 350 pounds. Gilson L42. Parry Jackman. 1975. Hb, Sc. USED. $275.00
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