Sense and Sensibility
1904; illustrated by Hugh Thomson and a very nice copy
Small hardback, bound in red cloth with gilt decoration and titling to spine and upper board. xvi, 17.5 × 11cm, 342pp + 2pp ads, with 40 black and white illustrations by Hugh Thomson.
Two sisters of opposing temperaments but who share the pangs of tragic love provide the subjects for Sense and Sensibility. Elinor, practical and conventional, is the epitome of sense; Marianne, emotional and sentimental, the embodiment of sensibility. To each comes the sorrow of unhappy love: Elinor desires a man who is promised to another while Marianne loses her heart to a scoundrel who jilts her. Their mutual suffering brings a closer understanding between the two sisters—and true love finally triumphs when sense gives way to sensibility and sensibility gives way to sense.
A very good copy. There is a slight lean to the spine and a small nick to the cloth of the front joint. Light sunning to spine and light foxing to endpapers and the tissue-guard of the frontispiece but otherwise, the text is clean, the binding tight and the book free from inscription.