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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. 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 is believed... Learn More
    £5,000

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  3. 128557
    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 is believed... Learn More
    £3,750

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  4. 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

    Stock Code: 127121

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  5. 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

    Stock Code: 129477

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  6. 126016
    First edition of Jane Austen's final published work, pairing 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 in print of Jane Austen as the author of her six novels.
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    £12,500

    Stock Code: 126016

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 127017
    First collected edition. In 1832-33 Richard Bentley bought the copyright of Pride and Prejudice from the executors of Thomas Egerton and of the remaining novels from Henry and Cassandra Austen. Austen's novels had not been reissued since 1818 so these printings - published by the enterprising Bentley in his Standard Novels... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 127017

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  10. 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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  11. 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
    £3,000

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  12. 123549
    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... Learn More
    £3,000

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  13. 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

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  14. [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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  15. 86986detail
    A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 86986

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  16. 81834

    The Novels.

    London: 1901-1904

    A handsomely bound and illustrated set of Austen's novels. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 81834

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    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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  18. 120413
    First editions, illustrated by Brock in colour. 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... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 120413

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  19. 127704
    Early printings of the Brock editions, in an attractive contemporary binding. An instant success when first published in 1898, this set was the first of several collaborations between brothers C. E. and H. M. Brock for J. M. Dent. The Brocks each illustrated five volumes, making skilful use of the new printing technique... Learn More
    £1,875

    Stock Code: 127704

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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; 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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    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. 129037
    First edition thus, first impression. A handsomely bound copy of Robert Chapman's collection of Austen's minor works. Chapman and his wife, Katharine Marion Metcalfe, a fellow English scholar, collaborated on a variety of Austens works which were "judiciously annotated and accompanied by numerous appendixes of great importance"... Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 129037

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  28. 129036
    A handsomely bound copy of Robert Chapman's second edition of Austen's letters. This comprehensive edition was edited and annotated by Chapman and his wife, Katharine Marion Metcalfe, a fellow English scholar, and was first published in 1932. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 129036

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