Published by Carey, Lea & Blanchard, Phiiladelphia, 1838
Hardcover (Half Leather). Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Early Edition. JANE AUSTEN. The Novels, Volume 1, Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1838.Octavo, second American edition, pp. vi, 387, marbled boards half-bound in contemporary black morocco with gilt lettering to spine, ownership signature on title page. Includes Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion and Mansfield Park, thus lacking Emma, Northanger Abbey and Sense and Sensibility. Printed on double columns.Condition of this book:Both hinges split, repaired with binder's tape -- front board would be loose without tape. Covers generally worn but completely serviceable. Small stain at fore edge, preliminaries marked but inside is clean, free of foxing. Title page has minor stains and does not open perfectly. Size: Octavo (standard book size). One volume of the 2-volume set. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; 19th century; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54386.
Published by Carey & Lea, Philadelphia, PA, 1832
Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st US Edition. Period binding of navy blue and brownish-red marbled paper with black leather over spine. "Persuasion" and "Vol 2" in gilt to spine. Light edgewear with small losses to leather at spine ends and board just showing at corners. Slight spine lean. Front board separated at title page, with ffep still firmly connected to front pastedown and most of spine leather also attached; otherwise fairly sound with some preferential openings. Simple, early bookplate of "James F. Hoffman" to front pastedown. Interior lightly toned and moderately foxed; 3" x 1" light brown stain affecting fore margin of first dozen pages or so. Not ex-library. 204 pp. An excellent candidate for professional rebinding, especially if one already has the first volume to match. SIGNATURE REQUIRED UPON DELIVERY. Ships with insurance well packed in a new box. USA SHIPPING ONLY.
Published by CAREY, LEA & BLANCHARD, PHILADELPHIA, 1838
LEATHER SPINE GREEN. Condition: FAIR. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION SECOND PRINTING 2 Volumes bound as one. Ex-Library, pages 11-18 missing. Volume 1 has 387 pages with the following Novels: Pride & Prejudice starting at pg. 9; Mansfield Park starting at pg. 139; Persuasion starting at pg. 303. Volume 2 has 376 pages with the following Novels: Sense and Sensibility starting at pg. 5; Emma starting at pg. 131; and Northanger Abbey starting at pg. 287. CONDITION-Bound in 3/4 leather; title on spine; book wear. edge wear; rubs; front/back hinge cracked resulting in separation from the spine but in place; moisture dampness stains, portions of the cloth removed exposing inner board; INTERIOR-card pocket and slip on the front paste-down paper; pages browning; foxing; moisture dampness stains front front the bottom rising to portions of the middle and side page edges; stains do not encroach text; some edge chipping. DATE PUBLISHED: 1838 EDITION: 387.
Published by Carey & Lea, Philadelphia, 1832
Cloth. Condition: Good. None (illustrator). First edition. A scarce, first American edition of Jane Austen's final novel. In the publisher's original binding, and with the scarce adverts. Complete with the often missing publisher's catalogue to the rear of the first volume for Carey and Lea.?These volumes are in the publisher's original binding, and held in a very bright custom slipcase.?A scarce edition of Jane Austen's final novel. Persuasion was first published in England six months after Austen's death. It concerns Anne Elliot,?the 27 year old protagonist whose family moves to lower their expenses. This novel is often regarded as Austen's most maturely written novel.?Upon initial publication this work received moderate success, but its fame came later into the nineteenth century and continued onward to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.?Gilson (B3) notes that 'relatively few copies of the 1832-1833 Philadelphia editions are known to survive'.?Austen's novels mark the transition to nineteenth century realism from the novels of sensibility that dominated the late eighteenth century. Her biting irony, humour and social commentary have lead her novels to be in high standing centuries later.? In the publisher's original quarter cloth binding, with paper covered boards. Housed in an excellent full calf slipcase, which is in a fine condition. Externally, both volumes are sound, with a loss to the backstrips, heavier to volume I which is in need of careful handling. Patches of light rubbing and a few ink marks to the boards. Rear blanks to both volumes have small portions removed by hand, possibly to omit a prior owner's inscriptions. Ink marks to the rear endpaper of volume II, and a prior owner's inscription regarding this work. Prior owner's inscription to the front endpapers, title pages and first text leaf of both volumes 'C H & J Myers'. Front free endpaper to volume I is detached but present. Front hinge to volume I is tender, and the board may detach unless carefully handled. Otherwise, both volumes are generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with scattered spotting, heavier to the first and last few pages. Good. book.
Published by Carey & Lea, Philadelphia, 1832
Book First Edition
Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings of both books in this two volume set. This First American edition is bound in the publisher's muslin backed boards with the ORIGINAL spine labels. The pages are clean with light foxing, minor wear to edges and printed label of "Hosford's Circulating Library" on the front pastedowns. There is NO writing or marks in the books. A lovely copy of this First Edition housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Jane Austen First Editions.