London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Paris: Printed by A. & R. Spottiswoode for Richard Bentley (Late Colburn and Bentley); Bell and Bradfute; Cumming;; and Galignani, 18333.
Original publisher's plum colored glazed linen boards, rebacked in cloth with paper label, new endleaves, untrimmed leaves. With engraved frontispiece and additional engraved title with vignette (foxed). The scarce first Bentley Edition of Austen's first and perhaps greatest work. With the preliminary title, headed "Standard Novel. No.XXIII," and an eight page advertisement for "An Improved Edition of the Plays and Poems of Shakespeare, With a Life, Glossarial Notes, and One Hundred and Seventy Illustrations from the Plates in Boydell's Edition." A very good clean copy in the first issue binding, which has been neatly repaired. Without the final two blank leaves.Given by Chris Viveash to John Jordan, with his booklabel (no.709).
Price: $2,500.00 Item #4520