Folio Society, London, 2007, hardback in slipcase, 8vo, pp xv + 431, 7 full page colour illustrations.
Beautiful, clever, rich and single Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protégée, Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen's most flawless work.
Near fine condition. Quarter brown cloth with gilt letters on blue to spine. Decorative paper covered boards with portrait miniature to front. Pages bright and binding tight. One page towards rear of book has been creased but no damage otherwise. Slipcase clean and undamaged. No DJ as published.