Nov 17, 2020 - Sale 2551

Sale 2551 - Lot 136

Price Realized: $ 75,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
AUSTEN, JANE. Pride and Prejudice: A Novel. In Three Volumes. 3 volumes. 168 x 100 mm. Half-title in volume 1 likely supplied from the second edition; facsimiles in vols. 2 and 3. 12mo, 19th century full polished turquoise morocco by Riviere, covers bordered in triple gilt rules, spines tooled in gilt in compartments, all edges gilt, joints rubbed with exposure, corners less so, front joint of vol. 1 partly cracked; inner dentelles, P1 & 2 mounted to stubs at end of first vol., L12 with short closed tear to blank bottom margin. First edition. Originally titled First Impressions, Pride and Prejudice was written between October 1796 and August 1797 when Jane Austen was not yet twenty-one. After an early rejection by the publisher Cadell who had not even read it, Austen's novel was finally bought by Egerton in 1812 for £110. It was published in late January 1813 in an edition of approximately 1500 copies. Gilson A3; Sadleir 62b. London: Printed for T. Egerton, 1813