Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen, Charles and Henry Brock (illustrators) 1905 - The Century Co., New York - Early Brock Illustrated Edition 'I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.'

An elegantly bound copy of one of the most loved and admired English novels of all time, enhanced by eight full-page illustrations by the brothers Charles and Henry Brock, who both worked from the same studio in Cambridge, and have come to be widely regarded as the best illustrators of Jane Austen's works.

In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

Austen’s unmistakably witty satire of a country squire marrying off his five spirited, daughters is a wonderful tale of humour and romance.

Affectation of candour is common enough — one meets with it everywhere. But to be candid without ostentation or design — to take the good of everybody's character and make it still better, and say nothing of the bad — belongs to you alone.’
  Jane Austen [1775-1817] is fondly known for her novels Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Persuasion, as well as her humor, depiction of contemporary English country life and the morals of the second half of the 18th century. Publishing anonymously, Austen was only identified for the first time in one of her novels, five months after her death in 1817, by her brother Henry on the first publication of Persuasion and Northanger Abbey.

Octavo (binding size 20.9x15cm), pp. [8] 329 [1].
  Bound in recent two-thirds green oasis morocco over sage green buckram sides, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, top edge gilt.   Condition: Fine   Ref: 109706   Price: HK$ 4,500