single page item is a reproduction of the first page of Jane
Austens classic story, Emma. It makes for a terrific
piece to frame and decorate a study or bedroom a great
gift for teachers!
page is standard 8.5" x 11" in size and has been
hand antiqued via our own unique paper aging process to achieve
a look you wont find anywhere else.
actual page contains the following text (though please note
that the formatting and font will be different as viewed on
this page see photo for exact formatting and look!):
Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable
home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best
blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years
in the world with very little to distress or vex her.
was the youngest of the two daughters of a most affectionate,
indulgent father; and had, in consequence of her sisters
marriage, been mistress of his house from a very early period.
Her mother had died too long ago for her to have more than
an indistinct remembrance of her caresses; and her place had
been supplied by an excellent woman as governess, who had
fallen little short of a mother in affection.
years had Miss Taylor been in Mr. Woodhouses family,
less as a governess than a friend, very fond of both daughters,
but particularly of Emma. Between _them_ it was more the intimacy
of sisters. Even before Miss Taylor had ceased to hold the
nominal office of governess, the mildness of her temper had
hardly allowed her to impose any restraint;and the shadow
of authority being now long passed away, they had been living
together as friend and friend very mutually attached, and
Emma doing just what she liked; highly esteeming Miss Taylors
judgment, but directed chiefly by her own.
real evils, indeed, of Emmas situation were the power
of having rather too much her own way, and a disposition to
think a little too well of herself; these were the disadvantages
which threatened alloy to her many enjoyments. The danger,
however, was at present so unperceived, that they did not
by any means rank as misfortunes with her.
antiqued paper is delicately laced with a subtle hint of gold
in the creases creating an almost magical look. (Although
its difficult to catch with a camera, you can see in
the image below how the shimmering is caught in the light)
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