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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen / 1984 Oxford Library-Franklin / Quarter Premium Leather Binding With 22 Carat Gold / Very Good Condition

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen / 1984 Oxford Library-Franklin / Quarter Premium Leather Binding With 22 Carat Gold / Very Good Condition

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A scarce, beautifully bound collector's edition of Jane Austen's most popular work. A de-luxe edition of Pride and Prejudice, originally published by The Franklin Library in 1980. This is an edition produced in association with Franklin by Oxford University Press as part of their Oxford Library of the World's Greatest Books series in 1984. Quarter bound in red premium leather with 22 carat gold decoration. Gilt on all three edges, with portrait illustrations and with a dark red silk ribbon marker. In very good condition with just a couple of light scuffs to the gilt page edges being the only condition point to note.

Published to extremely high standards, set in Goudy Old Style designed in 1915 by Frederick W. Goudy who is considered to be the most influential type designer in America. Book designer Robert Freese chose to compliment this style with an equally elegant display typeface, Egmont Medium. Printed on acid-free paper to archival standards.

Opens onto marble endpapers also very good. Contains seven full page portraits of the main characters by the artist Chris Duke, giving this edition a very different feel to most editions (see photos). With sparkly, shiny gilt on all three edges.

The deep red boards have ornate gilt work, the red leather spine has four raised bands and shiny gilt in the compartments. Again all in top order.

A lovely vintage edition and a collector's item for the future. Your copy of Pride and Prejudice will arrive wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged. I am always happy to include a gift card with a message if desired.

H 23.5 cm x W 16 cm, 367 pages, 0.85 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. With the exception of a small number of countries.

* If you would prefer for your book not to be decoratively wrapped and sent simply in the full protective packaging please add a note to the order.

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