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[The Novels]

[Comprising]: Emma; Mansfield Park; Sense and Sensibility; Northanger Abbey [and] Persuasion; Pride and Prejudice.

Stock Code 111487

London, MacMillan and Co., Ltd., 1899; 1901; 1902; 1903.

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Hugh Thomson (1860-1920) renowned illustrator, in pen and ink, of classic titles; he was born in Ireland where his skills as an illustrator were recognised while still a teenager. Consequently Thomson was trained by John Vinycomb, the head designer at Marcus Ward & Co., a prominent Belfast publishing house. He subsequently moved to England, working from 1883 for MacMillan & Co., illustrating all six of Jane Austen's novels and other literary classics. By 1900 he had become one of the most popular illustrators of his time. However, during the First World War there was less demand for his style of work and he took a job with the Board of Trade until his untimely death from heart disease.

Mixed editions; 6 vols in 5, sml. 8vo (188 x 135 mm); illustrated by Hugh Thomson except for Pride & Prejudice, which is by Charles Brock, age-toning or spotting to illustrated frontispiece tissue-guards, spotting to endpapers and some of the advertisement leaves, with only some spotting to the half-title and title-page of Northanger Abbey and the odd minor, peripheral spot to a few leaves in Emma, otherwise internally near-fine; publisher's highly decorated cloth, gilt lettering and all edges gilt, mild rubbing to extremities, spines evenly faded, otherwise very good indeed and in all, a most attractive set.

Provenance

Provenance: Isabel C.W. Sulivan, Bath (her contemporary, dated ink ownership to each front free endpaper).

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[The Novels]

AUSTEN, Jane; THOMSON, Hugh (illustrator); BROCK, Charles E. (illustrator)

Stock code: 111487

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