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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. 127121
    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... Learn More
    £8,500

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  3. 129477
    Third edition, and the first to be issued in two volumes. Pride and Prejudice, first published in 1813, was Austen's second published novel following Sense and Sensibility in 1811. 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... Learn More
    £7,500

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  4. 126016
    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... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 126016

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  5. 131910
    First edition in German of Persuasion, Austen's last completed novel, representing the first translation into German of any of Austen's novels. Persuasion was first published in 1818 in an edition with Northanger Abbey. The present edition was translated by Wilhelm Adolf Lindau (1774-1849), a translator... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 131910

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  6. 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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  7. 131576
    First Bentley edition, the third edition overall (pre-dating the first American edition 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, of which... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 131576

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  8. 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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  9. 131206
    First Bentley edition in an uncommon contemporary binding. This is the third edition overall, 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, of which this is no.... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 131206

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  10. 131209

    Sense and Sensibility.

    London: 1833 [but 1832]

    First Bentley edition in an uncommon 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... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 131209

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  11. 99200
    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

    Stock Code: 99200

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  12. 127521
    A very handsomely bound set of Austen's novels. It is apparently a reprint of the six volume Steventon edition of 1882, the last complete edition of Austen's works to be published by Bentley, and is rather scarce: both Keynes and Gilson make note of this reprint but report having "not seen this". Learn More
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  13. 133975
    First fully illustrated edition. This was the first edition to feature illustrations accompanying the text, as Bentley's 1833 edition and subsequent printings had featured only a frontispiece. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB). The exquisite... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 133975

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  14. 134135detail
    An attractive set of Austen's novels, in mixed early Dent editions. After Richard Bentley (whose last edition is dated 1866), the fledgling London publisher J. M. Dent was the next to take up Jane Austen's novels for publication. The Dent ten-volume set of the novels is notable as the first to have any critical apparatus.... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 134135

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  15. 126650
    First fully illustrated edition, one of 250 large paper copies issued in the UK and 25 copies done for the US, with the illustrations specially printed on China paper and laid down. This was the first edition to feature illustrations accompanying the text, as Bentley's 1833 edition and subsequent printings had featured only... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 126650

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  16. 133533
    First fully illustrated edition. This was the first edition to feature illustrations accompanying the text, as Bentley's 1833 edition and subsequent printings had featured only a frontispiece. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB). The exquisite... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 133533

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  17. [The Novels:]
    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... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 105828

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  18. 86986detail
    A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 86986

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  19. 132826
    An attractive set of Austen's novels, comprising later printings of the Thomson and Brock illustrated editions. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 132826

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  20. 51578detail

    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

    Stock Code: 51578

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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
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 76737

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  22. 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
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 80199

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  23. 132331
    Jane Austen's novels..."> First Clarendon edition, large paper edition, limited to 1,000 sets, of which 950 were for sale, presentation copy (and therefore presumably one of the 50 copies not for sale), inscribed by the editor in the first volume to his youngest son, "Michael Edward Chapman, from his father, the editor".
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    £2,500

    Stock Code: 132331

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  24. 126625
    Third Clarendon edition of the collected novels. An attractively bound set. Learn More
    £1,575

    Stock Code: 126625

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    First one-volume edition. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 81627

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  26. 124500
    Second edition, first impression, first published as one volume in 1928. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 124500

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  27. 114105
    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1811. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 114105

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