Hugh Thomson Peacock edition of Pride and Prejudice

Una delle più belle e costose edizioni di Pride & Prejudice! Averla sarebbe un sogno !!

Fine and Finer Editions

I don’t know what to say about this, George Allen’s iconic 1894 printing of Pride and Prejudice, The Peacock Edition; one of the most popular editions of any book ever produced… They made a bag out of it? [or they did, apparently it sold out]

pride and prejudice peacock edition

The Peacock Edition of Pride And Prejudice, available at AbeBooks from £450…

The iconic covers – featuring a Peacock atop a sundial – were designed by Hugh Thomson, one of the most popular Victorian illustrators, who worked on editions of all Austen’s novels. Just as Pride and Prejudice was Austen’s greatest work, this is Thomson’s. From the fetching green cloth to the lavish gilt feathers to the typography it’s perfect and unsurpassed. In addition, Thomson also provides over a hundred black and white sketches including decorated initials.

Peacock edition pride and prejudice illustrations

Such was the popularity of the 1894 Pride and Prejudice Peacock Edition that it was reprinted the…

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