HELM, W.H. Jane Austen and Her Country House Comedy Eveleigh Nash, Fawside House, 1909.
8vo. Original purple cloth; pp.260; spine sunned with some discolouration, a little scattered foxing, minor offset from insert on p.129; past owner inscriptions to front endpapers, nevertheless a very good example of a vulnerable book.
Helm's book on Austen forms something of a cross-section between biography and critical analysis. This book forms one of the major stepping stones between Austen's role as a popular author, and her ascension into one of our most treasured and respected writers. An important book for collectors of Austen, which usually appears in very poor condition due to the fickle nature of purple dye.