A centuries-old copy of “Delight and Prejudice” is slated to hit the public sale block.
E-book lovers will be capable of bid on a first-edition printing in England in late November, in line with public sale firm Bonhams.
The ebook, revealed in three volumes, will doubtless promote for £15,000 to £20,000 (roughly $17,400 to $23,390), the public sale home says.
“Delight and Prejudice” was Jane Austen’s second revealed novel. The primary, “Sense and Sensibility,” was revealed in 1811.
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“The ebook is being provided within the High-quality Books and Manuscripts sale in London on Tuesday 27 November,” Bonhams spokesman Andrew Currie instructed Fox Information by way of e mail.
He added, “Bidding may be made on-line, by phone, by leaving a bid with the auctioneer or after all by attending the sale in individual.”
Bonhams’ head of nice books in London, Matthew Haley, spoke in regards to the ebook’s curiosity.
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“Delight and Prejudice is Jane Austen’s finest identified novel, and one of the vital in style books within the English language,” he mentioned in an announcement.
Haley added, “First editions not often come to public sale and this copy is particularly interesting as a result of it’s in an unique binding from the interval and has by no means been rebound. I count on a number of curiosity from collectors.”