Sale 2530 - Lot 187
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AUSTEN, JANE. Emma: A Novel in Three Volumes. By the Author of "Pride and Prejudice" &c. &c. 3 volumes. 175 x 105 mm. Half-titles. 12mo, contemporary 1/2 calf, marbled boards, rebacked with spines laid down, two morocco lettering-pieces, spines abraded with splits along joints and first volume with chip; only small corner remnant of front endpaper intact, with following blank (preceding half-title) and with 1 page publisher's advertisements on verso of final leaf, watermarks dated 1814 in first two volumes, occasional foxing, offsetting and browning, several leaves appear to be on slightly different paper, and have either been washed or supplied from another copy at the time of binding. London: John Murray, 1816...
first edition. Emma is the only one of Jane Austen's novels to bear a dedication, to the Prince Regent. It was her fourth novel to be published, one of 2000 copies. Gilson A8; Sadleir 62d.