Charades &c. Written A Hundred Years Ago By Jane Austen And Her Family,.
A fine example. This copy is inscribed on the title page 'Rebecca Holmes From Mary A Austen Leigh Christmas 1895'.
No date but 1895.
8vo. 9 x6 inches, original cream wrappers with title in red and black on upper wrapper.
Charades were a popular amusement in Jane Austen's time and examples appear in both Emma and Mansfield Park. Evidently she and her family also entertained themselves with such riddles and the work contains three by Austen herself. This item was printed to be sold for 3/- at a bazaar in aid of St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington in 1895. It was also issued in blue wrappers priced 18d, presumably a cheaper issue for general circulation. COPAC records only 2 copies of the title (BL and Oxford).
[Stock No. 24485]