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Love & Friendship and Other Early Works Now First Printed from the original Ms. (in dust jacket)

Austen, Jane

Published by Chatto & Windus, London, 1922
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First editon. Red cloth hardcover, spine lettered in gilt and ornately gilt decorated boards with floral design. Watercolor illustrated endpapers by Jane's sister Cassandra Austen; xv+140 pp. Frontispiece facsimile of a page of original manuscript. Introduction by G.K. Chesterton. this rather scarce collection of early Austen writings contains "Love and Friendship" a short novel told as a series of letters and written in 1790 when Jane was 15 years old; "Lesley Castle" (1792), an unfinished novel told in letters; "The History of England" (1791) a satire that pokes fun of English history books; a collection of letters; and "scraps" made up of short occasional pieces. Generally fine, touch of shelf wear. In the original printed dust wrapper (sort of) with the panels (with edge rubbing) and flaps intact but with the lower half of the spine strip lacking. Bookseller Inventory # E11872

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Title: Love & Friendship and Other Early Works Now ...

Publisher: Chatto & Windus, London

Publication Date: 1922

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fair

Edition: First edition.

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