New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1977. Buonpastore, Tony. Limited Edition. Hardcover. No. 351 of 1600, quarto size, 254 pp., signed by Tony Buonpastore. Fine / fine. Item #171031143
Jane Austen (1775-1817) is 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 depicts English middle-class life during the early nineteenth 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: Full rust-brown buckram, gilt lettering on the spine, all edges speckled brown, light brown endpapers, blue initial capitals at the beginning of each chapter, illustrated with line drawings and full-page pen-and-ink drawings printed in three colours by Tony Buonpastore throughout; monotype Bembo type, Bauer Elizabeth off-white smooth wove paper, quarto size (10.5" by 7.25"), pagination: [i-iv] v-x [xi-xii] 1-241  [1 colphon], one of 1600 copies, this number 351, signed by Tony Buonpastore on the colophon. LEC Monthly Letter laid in; with original glassine wrapper, housed in a slipcase covered in tan paper, with gilt lettering on the spine.
___CONDITION: Volume is fine, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings. The glassine wrapper is fine, clean, with only very slight wear to the bottom of the front flap. The slipcase is near fine, strong and sturdy, clean, free of any wear, with some sunning to the spine and the top edge.
___CITATION: LEC no. 503.
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