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1898 Emma by Jane Austen / 1st Edition Thus / Highly Sought After Decorative Antique Edition / Illustrated by Hammond / Very Good Condition

1898 Emma by Jane Austen / 1st Edition Thus / Highly Sought After Decorative Antique Edition / Illustrated by Hammond / Very Good Condition

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In very good condition. An extremely sought-after and collectable edition of Jane Austen's Emma. Highly decorative and illustrated throughout. Not found in as good condition as this one very often. A first edition thus published in 1898 by George Allen of London.

Inside the contents are super. The pages are clean, bright and tightly bound with just some light tanning and spotting to the endpapers, with the occasional spot in the text. This copy has not been written in and there are no other markings of previous ownership. Gilt edged on all sides, gilt slightly dulled along the top. Beautifully decorated throughout with illustrations by Chris Hammond (born Christiana Mary Demain Hammond and shortened her name to better compete in what was a male-dominated market for illustrators). With no cracked hinges, a tight and square copy.

In dark green cloth covered boards with ornate gilt decoration to the front and spine. Again in top order, with a few faint marks on the back and one thin scratch on the front, but very minor. Has a small chip to the cloth on the edge of the back board near the top (see photos). The beautiful gilt on the front is shiny and bright. The gilt on the spine has dulled a bit in comparison but still looks stunning on display. With a few tiny splits in the cloth at the head and tail and a couple along the spine joint. This is to the surface cloth only and the actual spine joints are strong.

Definitely a find for the Jane Austen enthusiast and a copy which will only become more desirable to collectors in the future. Your copy of Emma will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged. I am always happy to add a gift card with a message to the parcel.

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H 19 cm x W 13.5 cm, 504 pages, 0.6 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. With the exception of a small number of countries.

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