Nov 21, 2013 - Sale 2332

Sale 2332 - Lot 5

Price Realized: $ 4,160
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AUSTEN, JANE. Pride and Prejudice. Second Edition. 3 volumes. Lacking half-titles. 12mo, contemporary 1/2 calf over marbled boards, spine gilt with leather lettering pieces (two perished, one with partial loss), covers and spines scuffed with some splitting along spine ends, fore-edges bumped in areas, joints strengthened; scattered light foxing, neat contemporary ownership inscriptions on title-page of each volume. London: Printed for T. Egerton, 1813

Additional Details

The less common second edition. According to Gilson, the publishing history is rather furtive ("The size of the edition is not known"). It does differ from the first edition in that it is entirely reset, resulting in occasional variations within the page. In addition, there are numerous small changes to spelling and punctuation and, occasionally, a change in wording (see Gilson A4 for list of alterations.); Chapman 4.