90732

Austen, Jane.

$3,640.00

This is the second British edition and third edition overall of Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, and the first illustrated edition. Bentley begain publishing his Standard Novels series in 1831 in a one-volume format, more affordable than three-deckers and thus accessible to a wider audience. Austen's novels were published as nos. 23, 25, 27, 28, and 30 in his series. NA and P together are no. 28. Contemporary bound in half calf and marbled paper, gilt title on red bar on spine. Includes the 1833 Standard Novels half title/ general title page with advert for the next novel in the series, "THE SMUGGLER" by John Banim, Esq. on the reverse. Includes the frontispiece, tissue, vignette title page, plain title page to Northanger Abbey, as well as plain title to page to Persuasion. Sprinkled page edges all around. A few edge chips to the paper cover, top and bottom edges. Very light foxing of pasted down end pages and free end pages. Frontispiece and vignette title page are slightly darkened. Text pages are remarkably clean. Binding tight. Illustrations are by Greatbach after Pickering. Richard Bentley. London. 1833. $3,640.