Northanger Abbey Cover Art

Laurel Ann at Austenprose asked about the illustration by Paul Hardy in my post on Henry Tilney.  This illustration was the frontispiece in an undated Blackie & Son [London] edition from the late 19th – early 20th century ~ there is an inscription dated February 1902 that reads –  “Florrie Steggles, for excellent work.”  [this is why I love inscriptions!]… what a gift for a young lady to receive!  I bought this book for its cover alone [alas! the pages are quite browned and there is only this one illustration], but the Art Nouveau unsigned decorative binding is just lovely ~ the front board is displayed here; the spine is similarly decorated, a welcome sight on the bookshelf!