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AUSTEN, Jane.

AUSTEN, Jane.

Rare books by Jane Austen, including first editions, copies in fine bindings, and handsome sets of her collected works.

Jane Austen is one of England’s most revered writers, known for her witty novels of manners. Four of her full-length novels were published during her lifetime in three-volume format, beginning with Sense and Sensibility in 1811, and her most successful work,Pride and Prejudice in 1813.

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  1. Sense and Sensibility.

    Sense and Sensibility.

    In Three Volumes. The Second Edition.
    Second edition. An attractive copy in an uncommon contemporary binding. Sense and Sensibility was first published in late 1811, and the first edition was sold out by July 1813. This second edition, with the text significantly revised by Austen and the substitution of "By the author of Pride and Prejudice" for "By a Lady" on the title page, appeared in October 1813. Learn More
    £12,500

    Date of Publication: 1813

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 88406

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  2. Emma:

    Emma:

    A Novel. In three volumes. By the Author of “Pride and Prejudice,” &c. &c.
    First edition of the last completed of Jane Austen's novels, fully displaying her mastery of free indirect speech, an innovation in the English novel. She had fallen out with Egerton over publication of Mansfield Park and transferred to Murray, who published the second edition of that book 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 per cent commission to the publisher. Learn More
    £14,500

    Date of Publication: 1816

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 108340

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  3. Sense and Sensibility.

    Sense and Sensibility.

    A Novel.
    First Bentley edition, third overall, also the first one-volume edition. Bentley bought the copyrights of all Jane Austen's works to include them in his Standard Novels series, apparently aiming at the private buyer, as circulating libraries still had copies of the originals. Bentley later reissued the volumes as a set, but this copy is from the original individual issue, numbered XXIII in the Standard Novels series. Learn More
    £3,000

    Date of Publication: 1833

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115923

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  4. Northanger Abbey;  Persuasion.

    Northanger Abbey; Persuasion.

    First Bentley edition, second overall, also the first one-volume edition. Bentley bought the copyrights of all Jane Austen's works to include them in his Standard Novels series, apparently aiming at the private buyer, as circulating libraries still had copies of the originals. Bentley later reissued the volumes as a set, but this copy is from the original individual issue, numbered XXVIII in the Standard Novels series. Learn More
    £2,000

    Date of Publication: 1833

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115929

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  5. Northanger Abbey;  Persuasion.

    Northanger Abbey; Persuasion.

    First Bentley edition, second overall, also the first one-volume edition. Bentley bought the copyrights of all Jane Austen's works to include them in his Standard Novels series, apparently aiming at the private buyer, as circulating libraries still had copies of the originals. Bentley later reissued the volumes as a set, but this copy is from the original individual issue, numbered XXVIII in the Standard Novels series. Learn More
    £950

    Date of Publication: 1833

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116073

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  6. Austen's Novels:

    Austen's Novels:

    Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey & Persuasion; Memoir by J. E. Austen Leigh (which includes Lady Susan and The Watsons).
    A very handsome set; apparently a reprint of the Steventon edition of 1882 and rather scarce: both Keynes and Gilson report having "not seen this". Learn More
    £3,250

    Date of Publication: 1886

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 99200

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  7. Pride and Prejudice.

    Pride and Prejudice.

    With a Preface by George Saintsbury and Illustrations by Hugh Thomson.
    First Hugh Thomson edition. Handsomely bound by Bayntun-Riviere. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1894

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 87991

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  8. Pride and Prejudice.

    Pride and Prejudice.

    First Hugh Thomson edition. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB). Learn More
    £2,750

    Date of Publication: 1894

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 93950

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  9. [The Novels:]

    [The Novels:]

    Pride and Prejudice; Sense and Sensibility; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Mansfield Park; Emma.
    First Brock edition of Pride and Prejudice, first Thomson editions of all other novels. Presentation set with the publisher's embossed stamp to each title page. C. E. Brock (1870-1938) illustrated Pride and Prejudice, one of his earliest appearances as illustrator, producing forty pen-and-ink drawings in the style of Hugh Thomson's "black and white school". Learn More
    £1,750

    Date of Publication: 1895

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 105828

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  10. The Novels.

    The Novels.

    A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £3,000

    Date of Publication: 1900

    Published: Boston

    Stock Code: 86986

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  11. The Novels.

    The Novels.

    The Winchester edition; considered the most attractive of the unillustrated editions of Jane Austen's works produced around this time. A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £3,000

    Date of Publication: 1905

    Published: Edinburgh

    Stock Code: 111866

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  12. The Novels.

    The Novels.

    The Winchester Edition, the most attractive of the unillustrated editions of Jane Austen's works produced around this time. The Winchester Edition was first published by Grant Richards in 1898; this is the first John Grant issue. Learn More
    £2,450

    Date of Publication: 1905

    Published: Edinburgh

    Stock Code: 21002

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  13. The Novels and Letters.

    The Novels and Letters.

    With colored illustrations by C. E. and H. M. Brock.
    Limited edition, number 954 of 1,250 copies. C. E. Brock (1870-1938) first appeared as an illustrator of Jane Austen for Macmillan's 1895-7 series, though he illustrated only Pride and Prejudice, with Hugh Thomson illustrating the other five titles. That series appeared in black and white, which better suited Thomson's skilful use of line. A decade later J. Learn More
    £6,000

    Date of Publication: 1906

    Published: New York & Philadelphia

    Stock Code: 102182

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  14. The Novels and Letters.

    The Novels and Letters.

    With colored illustrations by C. E. and H. M. Brock. Edited by R. Brimley Johnson with an introduction by Prof. William Lyon Phelps.
    Hampshire edition. Limited to 1,250 numbered sets, this set is not numbered. A particularly handsome set of Austen's works. Learn More
    £5,750

    Date of Publication: 1914

    Published: New York & Philadelphia

    Stock Code: 114142

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  15. I think him very disagreeable.
    signed

    I think him very disagreeable.

    Pride & Prejudice. Chapter XVI. p. 78.
    The original signed illustration for the "Pride and Prejudice" published in 1907 as part of the "Series of English Idylls" by J. M. Dent & Co. The illustrations Brock created are a full and original revision of his previous illustrations for the "Pride and Prejudice" published by Macmillan in 1895. The costume and interior decor depicted in these illustrations is reputedly accurate to the Regency period, for Charles Brock and his brother Henry used to collect antique furniture and clothing so that their friends and relations could model for the artists in their Cambridge studio. Learn More
    £3,250

    Date of Publication: 1907

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    Stock Code: 75951

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  16. She had even vouchsafed to suggest some shelves in the closets upstairs.
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    She had even vouchsafed to suggest some shelves in the closets upstairs.

    Pride & Prejudice. Chapter XIV. p. 67.
    The original signed illustration for the "Pride and Prejudice" published in 1907 as part of the "Series of English Idylls" by J. M. Dent & Co. The illustrations Brock created are a full and original revision of his previous illustrations for the "Pride and Prejudice" published by Macmillan in 1895. The costume and interior decor depicted in these illustrations is reputedly accurate to the Regency period, for Charles Brock and his brother Henry used to collect antique furniture and clothing so that their friends and relations could model for the artists in their Cambridge studio. Learn More
    £2,950

    Date of Publication: 1907

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    Stock Code: 75952

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  17. He was full of joy and attention.
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    He was full of joy and attention.

    Pride & Prejudice. Chapter XI. p. 54.
    The original signed illustration for the "Pride and Prejudice" published in 1907 as part of the "Series of English Idylls" by J. M. Dent & Co. The illustrations Brock created are a full and original revision of his previous illustrations for the "Pride and Prejudice" published by Macmillan in 1895. The costume and interior decor depicted in these illustrations is reputedly accurate to the Regency period, for Charles Brock and his brother Henry used to collect antique furniture and clothing so that their friends and relations could model for the artists in their Cambridge studio. Learn More
    £3,200

    Date of Publication: 1907

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    Stock Code: 75955

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  18. Her affections had been ...... never without an object.
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    Her affections had been ...... never without an object.

    Pride & Prejudice. Chapter LLVI. p. 96
    The original signed illustration for the "Pride and Prejudice" published in 1907 as part of the "Series of English Idylls" by J. M. Dent & Co. The illustrations Brock created are a full and original revision of his previous illustrations for the "Pride and Prejudice" published by Macmillan in 1895. The costume and interior decor depicted in these illustrations is reputedly accurate to the Regency period, for Charles Brock and his brother Henry used to collect antique furniture and clothing so that their friends and relations could model for the artists in their Cambridge studio. Learn More
    £2,950

    Date of Publication: 1907

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    Stock Code: 75968

    Signed: Yes

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  19. Is not this nice?
    signed

    Is not this nice?

    Pride & Prejudice. Chapter XXXIX. p. 36.
    The original signed illustration for the "Pride and Prejudice" published in 1907 as part of the "Series of English Idylls" by J. M. Dent & Co. The illustrations Brock created are a full and original revision of his previous illustrations for the "Pride and Prejudice" published by Macmillan in 1895. The costume and interior decor depicted in these illustrations is reputedly accurate to the Regency period, for Charles Brock and his brother Henry used to collect antique furniture and clothing so that their friends and relations could model for the artists in their Cambridge studio. Learn More
    £2,750

    Date of Publication: 1907

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    Stock Code: 75970

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  20. I talked to her repeatedly in the most serious manner.
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    I talked to her repeatedly in the most serious manner.

    Pride & Prejudice. Chapter LII. p. 143.
    The original signed illustration for the "Pride and Prejudice" published in 1907 as part of the "Series of English Idylls" by J. M. Dent & Co. The illustrations Brock created are a full and original revision of his previous illustrations for the "Pride and Prejudice" published by Macmillan in 1895. The costume and interior decor depicted in these illustrations is reputedly accurate to the Regency period, for Charles Brock and his brother Henry used to collect antique furniture and clothing so that their friends and relations could model for the artists in their Cambridge studio. Learn More
    £2,950

    Date of Publication: 1907

    Published:

    Stock Code: 75972

    Signed: Yes

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