Deb’s Bygone Books Blog reports on two first editions of Emma at auction. One is being presented by Swann Auction Galleries of New York, which included the following blurb with the lot’s online listing:
“First english edition. Austen had a falling out with her first publisher Egerton over publication of Mansfield Park and transferred to John Murray, who published the second edition of that title and the first edition of Emma on the same terms: each was published at the author’s expense, with profits to the author after payment of a 10% commission to the publisher. In keeping with Murray’s stated views on edition sizes, 2000 copies were printed. Emma is also the only one of Jane Austen’s novels to bear a dedication (to the Prince Regent). –Gilson A8.”
Also, a short article on Sonam Kapoor’s Ayesha wardrobe, from the Times of India:
“Sonamâ€™s clothes for the movie have been designed by fashion designer Rehane. Though Rehane is not Delhi-based, sheâ€™s participated in fashion weeks in Delhi, and has also designed the clothes for Sonam in the movie. â€œI have actually done the western look for her. I was supposed to do the Indian look as well, but couldnâ€™t because of my commitment to the fashion weeks that are to follow,â€ says the Chennai-based designer.”
I guess this means that Mona May isn’t working on the film after all? Or perhaps she’s working on special pieces, as Rehane is only doing the “western” portion of Sonam’s wardrobe.