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‘Pride and Prejudice’ copy from 1813 to hit auction block in November

Book lovers will be able to offer on a first version of the copy of “Pride and Prejudice” at a London auction this fall.

(Bonhams)

A centuries-old copy of “Pride and Prejudice” is scheduled to hit the hammer.

Book lovers will be able to offer on a first version of the printing in England of the end of November, according to Bonhams auction company.

The book, published in three parts, will probably sell for £15,000 to £ 20,000 (approximately $17,400 $23,390), the auction house says.

“Pride and Prejudice” was Jane Austen’s second published novel. The first, “Sense and Sensibility,” was published in 1811.

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“The book is offered in the fine Books and Manuscripts sale in london on Tuesday 27 November,” Bonhams spokesman Andrew Currie told Fox News by e-mail.

He added, “Bids can be made online, by telephone, by leaving a bid with the auctioneer, or of course by attending the sale in person.”

Bonhams’ head of beautiful books in London, Matthew Haley, spoke on the book of interest.

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“Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen’s most famous novel, and one of the most popular books in the English language,” he said in a statement.

Haley added, “First editions rarely come to auction and this copy is particularly attractive because it is in an original binding of the period, and never comment. I expect a lot of interest from collectors.”

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