1816. London: Printed for John Murray, 1816.
3 vols., sm. 8vo in 12s, (173 x 105 mm), , 322, [1, blank]; , 351, [352, printer's imprint]; , 363, [364, ads.] pp. Very early half calf, rebacked to style, blue/grey boards, tips scuffed. Ink signature in each volume of "Mr. Murray of Simp(illeg.)". Occasional light spotting; generally a very good copy.
§ First edition. Bound without the half-title in volume I as usual: this leaf was printed as part of the last signature and was therefore either overlooked (and left in place) or discarded by many binders of the period. Emma, published on 29 December 1815, was written after Austen's move to Chawton, and was the last novel to be completed and published during her life. 2000 copies were printed. The identity of "Mr. Murray" has not been established but perhaps he was a relative of the publisher. Gilson A8. Item #123003