Sale 2530 - Lot 189
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AUSTEN, JANE. Northanger Abbey: and Persuasion. 4 volumes. 180 x 115 mm. Half-titles; lacking blanks P7 and P8 in vol. 4, and ad leaf in vol. 1. 12mo, contemporary speckled 1/2 tan calf, marbled boards, spines gilt with morocco lettering pieces (one chipped with slight loss), abrading to spines and joints, short split along top of front joint of first volume; mild, occasional foxing. London: John Murray, 1818
first edition in contemporary binding. Volumes I and II printed by C. Roworth, Volumes III and IV by T. Davison. The two novels, Austen's first sold and last written, were finally published in this tandem edition in December 1817, five months after her death, and represents her sole four-volume publication. Gilson A9; Sadleir 62e.