The Englishman and His Books in the Early Nineteenth Century.
Originally published in 1930. A fascinating, intimate look into the lives of readers in Austen's era. Period illustrations throughout. Primary sources cited, including Austen's letters, Mary Russell Mitford, and many others. From the workingman to lecture halls, from private clubs to family homes. Blue cloth, gilt title on spine. Book is like new but no jacket. Previous owner signed inside front. Benjamin Blom, NY, 1968. Hb. USED. $30.00