New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1977. Buonpastore, Tony. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Number 351 of 1600, quarto size, 254 pp., signed by the artist. Fine / fine. Item #171031143
Jane Austen (1775-1817) is likely one of the most popular female authors from the past two centuries, and is known as the English writer who first gave the novel its distinctly modern character through her treatment of ordinary people in everyday life. In her novels, she vividly depicted English middle-class life during the early 19th century and her writings have since been presented on stage and screen countless times. This novel, published posthumously in 1817, is a work of Austen’s maturity. Like "Mansfield Park" and "Emma", it contains subdued satire and develops the comedy of character and manners.___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full rust-brown buckram, gold-stamped, grey buckram sides, illustrated with line drawings and with tempera paintings printed by Holyoke Lithograph Company; set in monotype Bembo and Bauer Elizabeth on off-white smooth wove paper, designed by Robert L. Dothard, printed at The Stinehour Press, bound by Tapley-Rutter Company, quarto size (10.5" by 7.25"), pagination: [xii], 241, colphon , limited edition, this number 351 of 1600, signed by Tony Buonpastore. LEC Monthly Letter laid in; with original glassine wrapper; housed in a tan paper-covered slipcase with gilt lettering on the back.___CONDITION: Volume is in fine condition, free of any wear or discolouration, tight and square binding, clean pages, and free of prior owner markings; dust jacket is in fine condition, free of any wear or tears; slipcase is in near fine condition, strong and sturdy, free of any wear, some slight sunning to the back and sides.___CITATION: LEC no. 503.___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details.___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.