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Price Realized: $5,460 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2332 Lot 4
AUSTEN, JANE. Mansfield Park. 2 volumes. 4 page publisher's catalogue inserted at front of volume 1. 8vo, original publisher's 1/4 cloth-backed drab boards, lettering labels on spines (absent but for trace remnants on each volume, and with small contemporary institutional labels either perished or remnant only below on each volume), cocked, few short splits at spine tips, generally mild staining and light wear to boards, corners rubbed with light exposure; hinges tender, pastedowns coming loose from boards in volume 1, scattered foxing throughout, at times heavily to volume 2, occasional small chips at deckle, old penciled numerals on front free endpapers, paper repairs on 2 leaves in volume 1 with no loss of text; housed in custom drop-back cloth case. Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1832
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000
first american edition, extremely rare in the original binding. One of 1250 copies printed. Few copies of any of Austen's first American editions have survived. "No appearance of the 1832 M[ansfield] P[ark] at auction has been traced" (Gilson, rev. ed., 1997). A survey of ABPC and AE records only one unsophisticated copy sold in the last 30 years. Gilson B4.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $5,460