AUSTEN, Jane (author). Hugh THOMSON (illustrator). Pride and Prejudice. London: George Allen, 1894.
8vo. Original dark green cloth elaborately and stunningly blocked in pictorial gilt with a peacock design to spine and upper board, all edges gilt; pp. xxvii, [i], 476 [ii]; prettily illustrated throughout with engravings by Hugh Thomson; a good copy with slight lean; spine a touch dulled with wear to head and, to a lesser extent, to foot; upper joint rubbed with 2 small holes; upper edge a trifle dusty, internally uncommonly clean, save for the odd spot or two.
First edition, second impression, illustrated by Hugh Thomson. This is the renowned "Peacock Edition" of Austen's classic, which is generally considered to be the finest illustrated interpretation of Jane Austen's popular novel and is presented in one of the most lavish and aesthetically pleasing pictorial gilt bindings of the period.