Jun 19, 2014 - Sale 2355

Sale 2355 - Lot 3

Price Realized: $ 2,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,500 - $ 5,000
AUSTEN, JANE. Mansfield Park. 2 volumes. 4 page publisher's catalogue inserted at front of volume 1 (loose). 8vo, original publisher's 1/4 muslin-backed drab boards, lettering labels on spines, rubbed with some loss, moderate staining, front joints split; ads and majority of sewn signatures detached in vol. 1, moderate foxing, light corner dampstain to prelims and approximately first 40 pages of vol. 2; old ownership inscriptions on front pastedowns of each, with later Camden County Historical Society bookplate to vol. 2. Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1832

Additional Details

unsophisticated set of one of 1250 copies printed. Few copies of any of Austen's first American editions have survived, copies in the original boards rarer still. Gilson B4.