Emma. Illustrations by Chris Hammond. First Edition (1898)
Book ID: 66211
Emma. With an Introduction by Joseph Jacobs and Illustrations by Chris Hammond. London: George Allen, 1898. First Edition Thus. Pp xxvi, 503, all edges in gilt. Publisher’s green cloth, upper boards & spine decorated & lettered in gilt, with some light wear to corners otherwise a nice bright copy.
The fourth novel by Jane Austen, originally published in 1815.
Christiana Mary Demain Hammond was a renown painter and pen and ink artists & is regarded as one of the best illustrators of Jane Austin’s works.
Set in Highbury, England, in the early 19th Century, ‘Emma’ follows about a year in the life of the young woman Emma Woodhouse, who decides to try her hand at matchmaking, finding matches for her new best friend, Harriet.