First edition, first printing of the Hugh Thomson illustrated edition. Original green cloth with titles and peacock design in gilt to the upper board and spine. All edges gilt. Illustrated with 160 line drawings by Hugh Thomson throughout the text, including the tissue guarded frontispiece. A lovely near fine copy, the binding firm with only light bumping at the spine tips, the cloth clean with a small rectangular shadow to the edge of the rear board (possibly from removal of a label), the gilt bright. The contents are clean and bright throughout, without the foxing that often plagues this title and free of previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. The inner hinges and coated endpapers remain sound.
An excellent example, in entirely original condition, of this most desirable illustrated edition of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
Stock code: 18940