Shades From Jane Austen (limited edition) – Marsh, Honoria and Hickman, Peggy.

Marsh, Honoria and Hickman, Peggy.

$425.00

Publisher: illustrated by the author Parry Jackman Ltd. London. 1975 (First Edition)
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Description

4to, 231pp. Hardcover, true first edition limited to 300 copies only, this being no. 134. Magnificently bound in full dark chocolate leather and in a felt lined dark brown leather slipcase both of which are in fine pristine condition. Lettered gilt and silouette vignette on the spine and front board with beautiful moire silk dark cream endpapers surrounded by detailed inner gilt dentelles and all edges gilt also, text is in perfect condition, devoid of any foxing or prior owner markings. An absolutely pristine, fine example with no shelf wear whatever. Copiously illustrated in colour and b/w throughout plus a chapter on ‘Jane Austen’s family in silouette’ together with a table showing her family and chronology of events during her lifetime.by Peggy Hickman, including summaries and quotations from Austen’s novels. This rare work was in evidence on the silent auction table at the 2012 JASNA AGM meeting in NewYork and amongst the many beautiful items, it was universally regarded as the standout. (See video with book details and auction bidding at ) Certainly a stunning gift or acquisition for any Austen devotee.