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Northanger Abbey: A Novel. [And] Persuasion.

AUSTEN (Jane).

AUSTEN (Jane).

Northanger Abbey: A Novel. [And] Persuasion.

New Edition.

8vo. [183 x 119 x 24 mm]. [2]ff, 440, [4] pp. Bound in publisher's original yellow cloth, the front cover and spine blocked in red and green and lettered in gilt, green floral endleaves, plain edges. (A little grubby and sewing slightly weak in sections).
London: [printed by Swift & Co. 2 Newton Street, High Holborn, W.C. for] Ward, Lock and Co. Warwick House, Salisbury Square, E.C.; New York: 10 Bond Street, [c.1885]

Gilson E58, for a Ward, Lock and Co. edition dated 1881, printed by W. H. Smith & Son as "Select Library of Fiction" No.190, though Gilson had not traced a copy. He notes that it is a reprint of the Chapman and Hall edition of 1870 (E39). This edition is undated and printed by Swift & Co. as "Select Library of Fiction" No.166 according to the eight pages of advertisements at the end. Persuasion has a separate title-page, but the pagination is continuous.

A few spots but a good copy with ink inscription on half title "To Jack with hearty Xmas greetings from Auntie Pollie Xmas 1892". Booklabel.

Stock no. ebc7220

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