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Austen, Jane.

$50.00

A find for collectors. The first time Penguin published an Austen novel. The issue for servicemen "Forces Book Club" was published in April 1943 while this book, without the note to ship to soldiers, was printed in May with a different cover. This was first Austen published in their Main Series (No. 425).  "Made and printed in Great Britain for Penguin Books Ltd. by W. S. Cowell, Limited, Ipswich and London" "Published n Penguin Books 1943" "(This text has been set from the Everyman's Library edition)." Advertisements for Greys Cigarettes, Cadbury's Chocolate, Chappie Dog Food, and Sanatogen Nerve-Tonic Food and Genasprin, warning that these over-the-counter remedies may be difficult to find due to the vital needs of the country. Back cover ad for Kolynos Dental Cream. Front joint is fragile, partly disconnected. Cover has some condition issues. Previous owner signature inside front cover dated "summer 1943." Pages clean. USED. $50.00