March 4, 2011 § 2 Comments
It’s entirely possible that I have an addiction problem when it comes to books. Not only is my apartment full of them but I also have a storage unit full of them, my old bedroom in my mum’s house is full of them and I cannot spend less than an hour in my favorite second hand bookshop, nor can I come away empty handed.
Even though I would not want to pass this affliction onto others, I cannot help but enthuse about particular editions when they pique my interest. One of my favorite publishers, Dover, is well known for publishing important material in affordable editions but they often do special editions too, and I love this relaunch of a classic edition of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. This new volume is a reissue of the 1894 edition of London publisher George Allen, with the perhaps not entirely true to era but lovely original illustrations of Victorian artist Chris Hammond.