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Jane Austen

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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    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"... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 88406

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  2. 120274
    Second edition of Austen's second full-length novel. Pride and Prejudice was first published in January 1813, the second edition is believed to have been published in October. It was begun in August 1796, when Jane Austen was the same age as her heroine, and finished in August 1797. It was originally offered under the title... Learn More
    £10,000

    Stock Code: 120274

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  3. 120264
    Second edition of Austen's third novel. The first edition was published by Egerton in May 1814, in a run of 1,250 copies. In November 1814 Austen wrote to a friend reporting that all copies of the first edition had been sold, and that the question of a second edition had therefore been raised. However Austen was believed... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 120264

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  4. 120828
    First Bentley edition. This copy with a Christmas gift inscription from the poet Robert Calverley Trevelyan to the daughter of the British politician Clifford Allen, "Polly Allen, from Bob Trevelyan, Christmas 1939". Trevelyan and Allen were part of the same social and political circles of pacifists and both were close friends... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 120828

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  5. 120842
    First Bentley edition, in the first issue binding, the third edition overall, and the first English edition to be illustrated. In 18323 Richard Bentley bought the copyright to all Austen's novels, which had not been reissued since 1818, to include them in his Standard Novels series, of which this is no. XXVII. The Bentley... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 120842

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  6. 120846
    First Bentley edition, in the first issue binding, the second edition overall, and the first English edition to be illustrated. In 18323 Richard Bentley bought the copyright to all Austen's novels, which had not been reissued since 1818, to include them in his Standard Novels series, of which this is no. XXVIII. The Bentley... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 120846

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  7. 118384
    First Bentley Edition. No. XXVII of the Standard Novels series. 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... Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 118384

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    A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 86986

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  9. 114142detail

    The Novels and Letters.

    New York & Philadelphia: 1914

    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

    Stock Code: 114142

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    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... Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 75951

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  11. She had even vouchsafed to suggest some shelves in the closets upstairs.
    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... Learn More
    £2,950

    Stock Code: 75952

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    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... Learn More
    £3,200

    Stock Code: 75955

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    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... Learn More
    £2,950

    Stock Code: 75968

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    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... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 75970

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    The original 23 signed illustrations, and one title page, for the "Emma" published in 1909 as part of the "Series of English Idylls" by J. M. Dent & Co. The costume and interior decor depicted in the illustrations is reputedly accurate to the Regency period, for Charles Brock and his brother Henry used to collect antique... Learn More
    £60,000

    Stock Code: 75928

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    The Novels.

    Edinburgh: 1911-12

    The Winchester edition; considered the most attractive of the unillustrated editions of Jane Austen's works produced around this time. In this enlarged issue, the set has two additional volumes, comprising Lady Susan and The Watsons, taken from the 1871 Memoir, together with Jane Austen's letters. Rare in contemporary binding... Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 121771

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    The Novels.

    Edinburgh: 1911–12

    The Winchester edition, enlarged issue. The Winchester edition, considered the most attractive of the unillustrated editions of Austen's works produced around this time, was first published by Grant Richards in 1898 in ten volumes. This enlarged issue has two additional volumes, comprising Lady Susan and The Watsons, taken... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 123024

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    Large-paper edition, limited to 1000 sets, of which 950 are for sale. A particularly handsome set of Austen's novels. Learn More

    Regular Price: £4,500

    Special Price £3,375

    Stock Code: 76737

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    First Clarendon press edition. One of a limited edition of 1,000 sets on large paper with the letters in 2 volumes. Learn More
    £8,500

    Stock Code: 94937

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  20. 80199
    First Clarendon press edition. One of a limited edition of 1,000 sets on large paper with the letters in 2 volumes. Learn More

    Regular Price: £3,750

    Special Price £2,813

    Stock Code: 80199

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  21. The Novels.
    Second Chapman edition, originally published by the Clarendon Press in 1923. A very attractive set. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 86720

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  22. 121004
    Second Clarendon Press edition, originally published in 1923 in a large paper issue. Jane Austen's novels had remained in print throughout the 19th century, but it was the scholarly work of Robert William Chapman (18811960) that constituted the first modern edition. He had planned it as early as 1912 with Katharine Marion... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 121004

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  23. 101079
    Second Chapman edition, originally published by the Clarendon Press in 1923. A very attractive set. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 101079

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  24. 70489
    First one-volume edition. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,375

    Special Price £921

    Stock Code: 70489

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    [The Novels:]

    London: 1950–55

    An attractively bound set of the charmingly illustrated novels, first published with Brock's illustrations between 1907 and 1909. 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... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 96685

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  26. 106454
    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1816. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 106454

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    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1811. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 106456

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