Charades &c. Written a hundred years ago By Jane Austen and Her Family.

SKU: 16829

Includes 22 charades and conundrums, three by Jane Austen and the rest by other family members including James Leigh Perrot, James Austen, Cassandra Austen, Henry Austen, James Edward Austen. George Austen, Francis William Austen. All the answers are included in the back, except one. There is also a little family tree. Several illustrations include a sketch of Steventon Rectory. drawings by Ellen G. Hill, and family portraits. First edition not dated, but the introduction, believed to be by  M.A. Austen-Leigh, is dated June, 1895. Gilson has quite a bit of information in entry F2, where he epxlains that a note inserted in the Bodleian's copy explains the charades were printed to be sold a Bazaar held for the beneift of St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London. Original cream hard paper wrapper is a little soiled, a little wrinkled. Several pages have very light foxing. Binding is good. Page edges darkened and chipped. Printed by Spottiswode & Co., New Street Square, London. USED. $400.00