Jane Austen's classic novel surely needs no introduction - the myriad editions produced by many publishers over the years since its first appearance in 1813 have ensured its popularity throughout the world, and the author's life is equally well-documented.
Our copy is somewhat unusual, produced by Saturn Press (now based in Maine, USA) in England, and illustrated by a well-known Canadian artist and illustrator (Edgard Cirlin). It is one of the 'Rainbow Classics' series, designed to introduced children to well-known texts. Bound in dark red cloth with slightly worn gilt title etc on the spine, it is protected by a very worn dustwrapper (unclipped, but with no price stated). There is some warping. The binding is generally firm, there is foxing to all page edges, and some internally, though not extensive, and mainly on the outer leaves. The illustrations are delightfully amusing, some B/W, and some in colour; one in particular has a rather curious title which does not appear to match the picture it describes (see photo 7).