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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.
    [AUSTEN, Jane.] Sense and Sensibility.

    London : 1813

    Second edition. An attractive copy, uncommon in a 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... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 88406

  2. Pride and Prejudice.
    AUSTEN, Jane. Pride and Prejudice.

    London : 1817

    Third edition, and the first to be issued in two volumes. Pride and Prejudice was Austen's second published novel. Austen began it in August 1796, when she was the same age as her heroine, and finished in August 1797. Entitled "First Impressions", it was offered by her father to Thomas Cadell on 1 November 1797 as a novel in three volumes "about... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 127121

  3. Northanger Abbey: and Persuasion.
    [AUSTEN, Jane.] Northanger Abbey: and Persuasion.

    London : 1818

    First edition of Jane Austen's final published work, with an excellent provenance showing early readership of Austen on the continent. This publication pairs her last completed novel with the light-spirited satire that was probably the first full-length novel she wrote. Her brother Henry's biographical notice, dated 13 December 1817, is the first acknowledgement... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 126016

  4. Sense and Sensibility,
    AUSTEN, Jane. Sense and Sensibility,

    London : 1833 [but 1832]

    First Bentley edition in a well-preserved contemporary binding. This is the third edition overall (pre-dating the first American by a few months), and the first English edition to be illustrated. In 1832-3 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,... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 131798

  5. Mansfield Park.
    AUSTEN, Jane. Mansfield Park.

    London : 1833.

    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 copy is from the original individual... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 118384

  6. Mansfield Park.
    AUSTEN, Jane. Mansfield Park.

    London : 1833

    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 with Bertrand Russell;... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 120828

  7. The Novels.
    AUSTEN, Jane. The Novels.

    London : 1892-5

    An attractive set of the Dent editions of Austen's novels, with Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice in first Dent editions, the others early editions; the illustrations here by William Cubitt Cooke (1866-1951) are first attempt at period-appropriate representation, with Regency dress and furnishings. After Richard Bentley,... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 136081

  8. Pride and Prejudice.
    AUSTEN, Jane. Pride and Prejudice.

    London : 1894

    First illustrated edition, large paper issue, one of 250 copies released in England; a further 25 copies were released in the US. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB). This was the first edition to feature illustrations accompanying the text; Bentley's 1833 edition... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 137031

  9. The Novels.
    AUSTEN, Jane. The Novels.

    Boston : 1900

    A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 86986

  10. [The novels.]
    AUSTEN, Jane. [The novels.]

    London : 1904-09

    An attractive set of Austen's novels, comprising later printings of the Thomson and Brock illustrated editions. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 138482

  11. The Novels.
    AUSTEN, Jane. 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 from the 1871 Memoir, and... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 123405

  12. The Novels.
    AUSTEN, Jane. 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 and in this condition. Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 135931

  13. The Novels.
    AUSTEN, Jane. 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. Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 51578

  14. The Novels.
    AUSTEN, Jane. 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 and in this condition. Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 121771

  15. The Novels.
    AUSTEN, Jane. The Novels.

    Oxford : 1923

    First Clarendon press edition. One of a limited edition of 1,000 sets on large paper with the letters in 2 volumes. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 80199

  16. The Novels [and] The Letters.
    AUSTEN, Jane. The Novels [and] The Letters.

    Oxford : 1923-32

    First Clarendon edition, large paper edition, limited to 1,000 sets, of which 950 were for sale. Jane Austen's novels had remained in print throughout the 19th century, but it was the scholarly work of Robert William Chapman (1881-1960) that constituted the first modern edition. He had planned it as early as 1912 with his wife, Katharine Marion Metcalfe,... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 76737

  17. The Complete Novels.
    AUSTEN, Jane. The Complete Novels.

    London : 1928

    First one-volume edition, first impression, handsomely bound. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 138772

  18. Emma.
    AUSTEN, Jane. Emma.

    1991

    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1816. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 133418

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