Pride and Prejudice

Quarter leather, illustrated by Helen Sewell


Jane Austen, with a preface by Frank Swinnerton, illustrations by Helen Sewell


The Heritage Press, New York, 1948
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Printing Details

First thus, hardback in slipcase, bound in quarter leather and marbled paper covered boards, with printed titling to spine. 21 × 14.5cm, xvi + 411pp

c1948 (Copyright date of 1940 for the Limited Editions Club, this edition printed later from the plates).

When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.


A lovely copy. The book is in very good condition but with a little fading to the leather spine. The slipcase has some light wear and scuffs but has protected the book well.

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