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Jane Austen, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1940

Jane Austen, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1940
Jane Austen, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1940
Jane Austen, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1940
Jane Austen, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1940
Jane Austen, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1940
Jane Austen, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1940
Jane Austen, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1940
Jane Austen, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1940
Jane Austen, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1940
Jane Austen, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1940
Jane Austen, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1940
Jane Austen, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1940

Jane Austen, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1940

With preface by Frank Swinnerton and Illustrations by Helen Sewell. New York: The Limited Editions Club 1940. Printed at the Merrymount Press (Boston).

The volume has shelf wear to the leather at the tail of the spine with a very small hole in leather (see last picture), otherwise the volume is in Near Fine condition. The volume is bound in full leather. The volume appears to have never been fully opened.

The volume includes the original glassine dust wrapper, there are thumb nail sized pieces of the glassine missing from the top and bottom of the spine and there are a couple closed tears, otherwise the glassine is in Very Good condition. Includes the original slipcase which shows some wear on the edges and both bottom edges are partially split, otherwise the slipcase is in Very Good condition. This volume is numbered 1300 and signed by the Illustrator, Helen Sewell (see picture of the limitation page). This volume was previously owned by Arthur Edward Andersen, founder of Arthur Andersen, Accounting Firm.

The current owner is a close family member. Is a romantic novel of manners. The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet. The dynamic protagonist of the book who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness. 16 December 1775 18 July 1817 was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry. At the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security.

Her works critique the novels of sensibility. Of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Her use of biting irony, along with her realism, humour, and social commentary, have long earned her acclaim among critics, scholars, and popular audiences alike. (May 30, 1885 January 10, 1947) was a founder of the accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP. Arthur Edward Andersen was born in Plano, Illinois.

John William and Mary Andersen, Arthur Andersen's parents, had immigrated to the United States from Norway in 1881. Andersen was left on his own at the age of 16 after the death of his parents.

In 1908, after attending courses at night while working full-time, he graduated from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in business. Eventually he was hired as the assistant to the controller of Allis-Chalmers in Chicago where he became intrigued with the work of independent public accountants. He became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Illinois in 1908, and was then the youngest CPA in the state. In 1913, with Clarence Delaney, he bought out The Audit Company of Illinois to form Andersen, Delaney & Co. Which became Arthur Andersen & Co.

He also served as head of the accounting department from 1912 to 1922, when he resigned to devote full-time to his professional accounting practice. At the time of his death, Arthur Andersen was one of the largest accounting firms in the world. Arthur Andersen's mother had schooled him in a Scandinavian axiom "Think straight, talk straight".

His brand of stern independence carried on through Leonard Spacek, who succeeded Andersen after the founder's death in 1947. He was named to the Accounting Hall of Fame in 1953.

Northwestern University dedicated Arthur Andersen Hall at the Evanston Campus in 1979 to commemorate Northwestern alumnus, faculty member, and trustee Arthur Andersen. The Limited Editions Club of New York was started in 1929 by George Macy. At 29-years-old, he was an avid reader who wanted to make his living from books. His business revolved around publishing beautifully illustrated classic titles in relatively small quantities with club members paying a subscription.

Today, the Limited Editions Club (LEC) is an important part of the rare book business and the books are adored by collectors. From 1929 to 1985, the Limited Editions Club published 548 titles. The Limited Editions Club is famous for original illustrations by the best book illustrators and artists.

Between 1929 and 1985, 10 to 12 titles featuring 1,500 numbered copies each were published annually although the print run expanded to 2,000 numbered copies in later years. Each title was unique, using special papers, special cover material including many in leather, almost all came in a slipcase or clam-shell box, many of the titles were already regarded as classics and produced by private small presses throughout the world, almost all were signed by either the illustrator, author, publisher or designer. Sometimes three signatures can be found on the colophon page. I will be listing more fine volumes from the Limited Editions Club, please see my other listings. If you have any questions about this book please ask.

The item "Jane Austen, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1940" is in sale since Sunday, February 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".

The seller is "whitebks" and is located in Ishpeming, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Year Printed: 1940
  • Modified Item: Yes
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Topic: Classics
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Illustrator: Helen Sewell
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Subject: Literature & Fiction
  • Personalized: No
  • Original/Facsimile: Original
  • Modification Description: Signed by Illustrator, Helen Sewell
  • Language: English
  • Signed: Yes
  • Publisher: Limited Editions Club
  • Place of Publication: Boston
  • Special Attributes: Limited to 1500 copies

Jane Austen, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1940