London: G. Routledge and Company, 1853. Small octavo, contemporary three-quarter calf gilt rebacked with original spine laid down, maroon spine label, marbled boards and endpapers, sprinkled edges. Offsetting to edges of endpapers, tiny hole to corner of rear free endpaper, short scratch to front board. Item #10080
Lovely nineteenth-century printing of Austen's most influential novel, featuring the equally matched Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, whose rocky courtship sets the tone for the next two centuries of romantic comedy. "After abusing you so abominably to your face, I could have no scruple in abusing you to all your relations." A near-fine copy.