[SOLD] Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice – First Penguin Paperback Edition – 1938

First printing of the 1938 Penguin illustrated classics edition of Jane Austen’s 1813 novel. This is thought to be the first appearance of the book in a modern paperback format.

Illustrated with wood engravings by Helen Binyon.

Original dust jacket, intact, with some toning and minor loss to top and bottom of spine. A neat previous owner’s inscription to front endpaper, dated 1940. Some toning internally, but overall a very good copy in unusually good condition for its age and format.