Mansfield Park: a Novel. In Three Volumes.
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£17,500.00

London: Printed for T. Egerton. 1814.

First edition. Three volumes. 12mo. 167x100mm. pp. (i), 360; (i), 294; (i), 354. Lacking half-titles. Twentieth-century green half-calf, marbled boards, spines ruled in gilt with two burgundy labels lettered in gilt. Internally near fine with very occasional slight staining on a few leaves, not affecting the text. Repaired tear to final leaf of volume. This is a very attractive, handsomely rebound set of Jane Austen's third novel. Often regarded as her most serious, and certainly her darkest and most moralistic novel, Mansfield Park met with immediate success and this first edition sold out within six months, although no more than 1,250 were thought to have been printed. John Murray (who published the second edition in 1816) "expressed astonishment that so small an edition of such a work should have been sent out into the world". Indeed.

Gilson. A6