Edited by R. Brimley Johnson, with illustrations by William C. Cooke and ornaments by F. C. Tilney. London: J. M. Dent and Company, 1895. 2 volumes.
Originally published in 1892, this is the 5th reprint of the 2 volumes of Mansfield Park. Each of the novels in the ten-volume set were published individually and reprinted several times. This title with the Cooke illustrations is very uncommon and desirable, a must-have for the collector and all lovers of MP.
16mo, greenish-white smooth cloth with cartouche with Austen crest on front boards with Jane Austen’s facsimile signature, gilt decorated spines, and 3 sepia-toned illustrations by Cooke in each volume. Condition is VERY GOOD with some rubbing to gilt on spines, 2 faint red stains on front board of vol. 1, slight rippling to front boards of vol. 2.
Both volumes retain an early bookseller’s ticket of Benjamin Henry Blackwell’s shop in Oxford. Printed in Edinburgh, published in London, and sold in Oxford, this copy exudes visceral authenticity. The printed Ex Libris plates remains empty in both volumes, ready for your signature!
Donated by Gina Heath King
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