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AUSTEN, Jane.) BROCK, C. E.

Published by 1909 (1909)

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Item Description: 1909, 1909. 24 sheets (348 × 247 mm) of pen-and-ink watercolour illustrations, each in a wash-line mount. Some light marks to margins (often by the artist) throughout the set, but all in excellent condition. 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 furniture and clothing so that their friends and relations could model for the artists in their Cambridge studio. These illustrations demonstrate Brock's mastery in using his ink and watercolour medium to convey simultaneously the gentle graces and the sharp ironies of Austen's world. A remarkable suite. Bookseller Inventory # 75928

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AUSTEN, Jane]

Published by Printed for T. Egerton (1813)

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Item Description: Printed for T. Egerton, 1813. First edition. 12mo. Three volumes, bound in contemporary brown speckled calf. Green morocco title labels and gilt rules to the spine. "Charleton" embossed in gilt to upper board of each volume. Half titles present in each volume. A tall copy with each volume neatly rebacked, retaining most of the original spines with repairs to the joints and corners. Internally clean with occasional minor marks or foxing and a couple of marginal closed tears to leaves in volume III. Bookplate to the verso of each front endpaper. A very good example of of Austen's most popular novel, now rarely encountered in a contemporary binding. The author's second and most famous novel, which has become one of the most prominent literary works to come from the nineteenth century. The first draft of the novel was written under the working title of 'First Impressions' in 1796. In 1797 Jane Austen's father wrote to the publisher Cadell to ask if he would publish the novel. The offer was rejected by return of post. In 1800 The Minerva Press published a novel by Margaret Holford entitled First Impressions, which probably led to Austen changing the title of the work. In the following years, Pride and Prejudice was heavily rewritten and the copyright eventually sold to Egerton in 1812. There is no record of the number of copies of the first edition, but Keynes suggests 1500 as the probable print run. The book was well received and the first edition sold out within the year and one contemporary reader wrote, "I have finished the Novel called Pride and Prejudice, which I think is a very superior work. I really think it is the most probable fiction I have ever read." The association with Susan Carnegie is intriguing. Born in Edinburgh, she lived at Charleton from her marriage to George Carnegie in 1769 until her death in 1821. She was one of the most prominent early feminists who ". learned to challenge the idea that women were intellectually less able than men, choosing instead to explain discrepancies in terms of women's educational opportunities and their general treatment in a patriarchal society. Certainly in her correspondence Susan was fearless in drawing attention to a lack of respect or of rudeness on the part of male writers." (Oxford DNB) As a rule Regency binders removed the half titles so copies in contemporary bindings retaining them are rare; the copies in such prominent collections as Sir Geoffrey Keynes's and R.W.Chapman's all had no half titles, nor do the Bodleian or Cambridge University library copies. Gilson A3; Keynes 8; Sadleir 62b. Bookseller Inventory # 32494

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Austen, Jane

Published by T. Egerton, London (1813)

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Item Description: T. Egerton, London, 1813. Half Calf and Boards. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Three volumes complete - Volume One - [2], 307pp, [1]; Volume Two - [2], 239pp, [1] and Volume Three - [2], 323pp, [1]. Contemporary half-calf and marbled paper over boards, smooth back divided into five panels, contrasting title and volume label to panels two and four respectively, remaining panels with central device made up of small fleuron tools in blind, all edges marbled. Rubbed, corners slightly bumped. Internally text is lightly browned throughout, occasionally heavier, some foxing, occasionally heavy, especially to first few gatherings of volume three, some light damp staining. Volume three lacks the bottom end band and the headband has been reinforced. Several small nicks and tears, in volume one there is a small hole to bottom margin of C5 and E12 and a small tear to top margin of G5; in volume two B11 is chipped to bottom and fore-edges, K6 is split to bottom corner; in volume three C12 is chipped to the fore-edge with some loss, D10 is chipped to the fore-edge with small amount of loss, a paper flaw to H2 with some chipping to bottom and fore-edges with small amount of loss and O3 has a small hole to top margin. Lacks the half-titles as usual. Previous owners' name to head of title's (Ralph Creyke - a Liberal MP). Now housed in a morocco backed drop back box made by Temple Bookbinders. The first edition of one of the most beloved of all English novels, with one of the most memorable opening paragraphs and a couple of the most famous characters in English literature, in an attractive contemporary binding. Gilson A3; Sadleir 62b Size: 12mo. Bookseller Inventory # 001274

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AUSTEN, Jane

Published by London Printed for John Murray (1816)

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Item Description: London Printed for John Murray, 1816. First Edition of "Emma" Uncut in a Contemporary Binding [AUSTEN, Jane]. Emma: A Novel. In Three Volumes. By the Author of "Pride and Prejudice," &c. &c. London: Printed for John Murray, 1816. First edition. Three twelvemo volumes. (Measures 188 x 110 mm). [4], 322, [1]; [4], 351, [1, printerís imprint]; [4], 363, [1, advertisements] pp. Bound without the half-title in volume I, which is very common since this leaf was printed as part of the last signature and was therefore either overlooked (and left in place) or discarded by many binders of the period. Even copies in original boards often lack this half-title, most notably the Mount Bellow copy, described in 1933 Sotheby's sale catalogue as "in the finest possible state." Contemporary and almost certainly Continental, possibly German original quarter red paper spines over marbled boards, gilt-stamped on spines in Gothic style "Emma By the Author of Pride and Prejudice." Most certainly this book was sent straight from the publisher to the binder in sheets. Overall, aa fine, fresh and entirely uncut copy in a contemporary binding, wanting one rear flyleaf. Minor rubbing to upper joints of volume I and II and the lower joint of volume II. Housed in a red morocco backed clamshell. Emma was published on 29 December 1815. "2000 copies were printed, and of these the records show that 1248 were sold by October 1816" (Gilson). The first American edition appeared in Philadelphia in 1816 and the first French translation in Paris in the same year, with a partial reissue in Vienna in 1817. No further editions are known until Richard Bentleyís reissue in his Standard Novels series in February 1833. Gilson A8. Keynes, Austen, 8. Sadleir 62d. HBS 67001. $45,000. Bookseller Inventory # 67001

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Jane Austen

Published by London - T. Egerton (1811)

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Item Description: London - T. Egerton, 1811. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition. A smart and highly collectable First Edition of Austen's classic novel, complete in three volumes. Rebound in half-leather with spine labels, gilt lettering and decoration, and marbled paper-covered boards, with a cloth-covered slipcase. Published under the pseudonym, 'A Lady'. With facsimile half-titles in each volume, and a facsimile title page in volume I. Bears Walter Hore's signature on the first page of volume I, and dated inscriptions on the title pages of volumes II and III. Condition: Overall a good unmolested copy that has not been cleaned or restored and would come up a treat in the hands of a professional restorer. A pleasure to see a copy of this important work before the attentions of a restorer so that the purchaser can decide on how far to restore and know what has and has not been done. Rebound sympathetically. The bindings are tight and firm. There is very little wear to the extremities or to the slipcase. Internally the pages have light scattered foxing throughout, with occasional marks and mild browning. In volume I there aresome closed tears and chips to the lower margins of the first quarter, with the lower corners ofa couple ofpages missing, not affecting text, a hole to the margin of page seventy-one, and repairs to closed tears on a few pages and to a split across page sixty-five. There are stains to the top corners of pages 292 and 293, and 158 and 159. In volume II there is light ink staining to the margins of pages 114/115, which does not affect the text. The bottom corners of a couple of pages are missing, and there is a small hole to the margin of the last page, none of which affect the text. The lower corner of page ninety-one is missing and has been repaired,with the loss to the text replaced in handwritten ink. The lower section of page 139 has been repaired, with the last four lines handwritten on both sides. In volume III there is very slight evidence ofdamage to the lower margins of the title page to page forty-four. There is also an ink mark to page sixty-three and smudged earlycopperplate notes to the top margin, and a note to the top margin of page fifty-nine. With a small tidemark to the outer margin of 149, chips to the lower margins of pages five to nine, and closed tears to the lower margins of several pages. The lower corner of page nineteen is missing, and there is light staining to the lower corners of pages 102 and 103. There are small holes to the lower margins of pages 159 and 161. A small section of the first page of volume I has been removed, and small sections of the title pages of volumes II and III have been removed and repaired. Overall the condition isvery goodwith a good interior. Bookseller Inventory # 019821

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Austen, Jane

Published by John Murray, London (1816)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1816. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing bound in three volumes with the 1816 date printed on the title pages. A beautiful COMPLETE set with NO missing pages or text. The bindings for each book is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with minor foxing to a few pages. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the books. A stunning copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Jane Austen First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16118629748

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AUSTEN, JANE.

Published by London: John Murray, 1816 (1816)

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Item Description: London: John Murray, 1816, 1816. First Edition. Three volumes; with half-titles in vols. II & III; bound in contemporary green quarter-morocco with mottled paper boards and matching endpapers; rebacked with the original spines laid down. Decorated in gilt and in blind; contemporary owner's signatures on the first blank of each volume; a very clean and attractive set; in a half-morocco clamshell box. Printed in an edition of 2000 copies at the author's expense, the book was reasonably successful for its then-anonymous author. Bookseller Inventory # 25973

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AUSTEN, Jane

Published by Murray (1816)

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Item Description: Murray, 1816. First edition. Three volumes. 12mo. Early plain grey boards with morocco title labels on the spines. Pages uncut and all half titles present (vols. II and III, none called for in vol. I). Joints tender with a small chip to the base of the spine on vol. III, but very clean internally with just a pale stain to the end of vol. II affecting the reverse of the last page of text. Hinge of one volume repaired. A nice and very authentic set. The author's fourth and penultimate book published in an initial print run of 2000 copies shortly before she died. Copies of Emma with half titles are uncommon, and uncut pages are usually only found in the very few copies surviving in original boards. We think it likely that this copy was not bound on purchase like most copies, but rebound sympathetically in keeping with the original at a slightly later stage, when the fragile boards disintegrated. Contemporary reviews were mixed; one critic commenting "there is no story whatever, and the heroine is not better than other people; but the characters are all so true to life, and the style so piquant, that it does not require the adventitious aids of mystery and adventure". Bookseller Inventory # 14461

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AUSTEN, Jane

Published by London Printed for the Author, by C. Roworth, and Published by T. Egerton (1811)

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Item Description: London Printed for the Author, by C. Roworth, and Published by T. Egerton, 1811. The Author's Rare First Book [AUSTEN, Jane]. Sense and Sensibility: A Novel. In Three Volumes. By A Lady. London: Printed for the Author, by C. Roworth, and Published by T. Egerton, 1811. First edition. Three twelvemo volumes (6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches; 171 x 108 mm). [2], 317, [3, blank]; [4], 278, [2, blank]; [4], 301, [1, blank] pp. Bound without half-titles as is common. With preliminary and final blank leaves in Volume I and II (bound without the final blank leaf in Volume III, but with preliminary blank). Half calf over marbled boards, rebacked to style. Each volume with two morocco spine labels, one red and one green. Spines stamped and lettered in gilt. Later endpapers. Volume I, leaf C11 with a two-inch closed tear, professionally repaired and with no loss of text. Volume II, leaves H7 and H8 with tiny hole. Leaf K8 with lower margin torn, only affecting the catchword. Volume III with a paper flaw to page 252, but no loss of text. Small holes to leave B8, B11, D8, F3 and N5. Some light foxing throughout. Overall a very good set. Begun in the mid-1790s, Sense and Sensibility, like Pride and Prejudice, went through two versions before publication, but the fact that it was published first of Jane Austenís novels was more or less accidental: First Impressions (the first version of Pride and Prejudice) had been summarily rejected, and Susan (the first version of Northanger Abbey and probably the first to be started of the three) had been sold to the publishers Richard Crosby & Son, but they failed to publish it. Keynes suggests the size of the edition may have been 1,000 or even as few as 750 copies. Gilson A1. Keynes, Austen, 1. HBS 67050. $30,000. Bookseller Inventory # 67050

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Austen, Jane

Published by Printed for John Murray, London (1816)

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Item Description: Printed for John Murray, London, 1816. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings of ALL three books in this (3) volume set. A wonderful period binding with matching leather spines. The bindings are tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with some foxing to the title pages. There is NO marks or bookplates in the books. A lovely complete set in collector's condition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16118629764

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AUSTEN, Jane)

Published by John Murray. 1816 (1816)

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Item Description: John Murray. 1816, 1816. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols. 12mo. Nick to upper margin of title, vol. I. Bound without half titles in contemp. half brown calf, gilt bands, compartments in blind, light brown morocco labels; some sl. rubbing to extremities but a very nice copy. Inscription on leading f.e.ps: ?Elizabeth Anne Sandford with affectionate love from her Aunt, Anne Anderton, Wake Green, Decr. 29, 1869? Gilson A8. Bookseller Inventory # 62219

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Austen Jane

Published by Carey & Lea, Philadelphia (1833)

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Item Description: Carey & Lea, Philadelphia, 1833. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing of this two volume set. An attractive copy bound in the original publisher's cloth spine with drab boards. The bindings for both books are tight with NO cocking or leaning with some wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase. We buy Jane Austen First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13387784093

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Austen, Jane

Published by Printed for John Murray, London (1816)

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Item Description: Printed for John Murray, London, 1816. First Edition. Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full reddish-brown morocco with marbled endpapers, gilt-stamped spine in compartments, and elaborate gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Internally, there's a neat paper repair to the blank margin of a page or two and some very light intermittent spotting. Bound without the half-titles. A very good set, sumptuously bound, of the last of Austen's novels published in her lifetime. One of 2000 copies. KEYNES 8. GILSON A8. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 000127

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AUSTEN, Jane]

Published by Egerton (1813)

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Item Description: Egerton, 1813. Second edition. Three volumes, duodecimo (191 × 113 mm). Contemporary brown half calf over marbled boards. Spines in compartments separated by gilt rules, black morocco labels lettered in gilt. Page edges uncut and text block unpressed. A very good set. Each volume neatly rebacked, preserving the original spine. Some sporadic foxing to pages, but an authentic, tall copy rarely encountered in a strictly contemporary binding. Housed in chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. Sense and Sensibility was first published in late 1811, and the first edition was sold out by July 1813. This second edition, which saw significant revision of the text 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. Austen received her copy on November 6, and wrote to her sister Cassandra, "My 2nd Edit. has stared me in the face I cannot help hoping that many will feel themselves obliged to buy it. I shall not mind imagining it a disagreeable duty to them, so as they do it" (Gilson, p. 16). Gilson A1. Bookseller Inventory # 32298

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Austen Jane

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Item Description: Carey & Lea, Philadelphia, 1833. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing of this two volume set. An attractive copy bound in the original publisher's cloth spine with drab boards. The bindings for both books are tight with NO cocking or leaning with some wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase. We buy Jane Austen First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13387783410

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Item Description: Carey & Lea, Philadelphia, 1832. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing of this two volume set. An attractive copy bound in the original publisher's cloth spine with drab boards. The bindings for both books are tight with NO cocking or leaning with some wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase. We buy Jane Austen First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13387783777

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Item Description: Carey & Lea, Philadelphia, 1833. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing of this two volume set. An attractive copy bound in the original publisher's cloth spine with drab boards. The bindings for both books are tight with NO cocking or leaning with some wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase. We buy Jane Austen First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13387788804

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Published by Printed for John Murray, London (1816)

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Item Description: Printed for John Murray, London, 1816. Full Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 3 volumes. Modern rebind in speckled calf bound Cambridge style, gilt-stamped spine panels, gilt-stamped title on black leather spine labels, oval number labels; All volumes contain the half-title, deckled edges, untrimmed. Previous owner's name and date to half-titles, occasional minor offsetting to some text pages, a few circular stains to vol. 3, pages 23-28, vol. 3 also has a horizontal black line in the leather on the lower spine, otherwise a very good, handsomely bound set. Now in a custom cloth box. Size: 12 Mo. Bookseller Inventory # 20940

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1818. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings of this beautiful (4) volume set. This four volume set is complete and is bound in half calf with marbled boards. The books are in nice shape. The bindings are tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with some foxing to the pages. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Jane Austen First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15945237791

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Austen, Jane

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1818. Half Calf and Boards. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Four volumes complete - Volume One - xxiv, 300pp; Volume Two - [2], 331pp, [1]; Volume Three - [2], 280pp and Volume Four - [2], 308pp. Contemporary half-calf and marbled paper over boards, all edges marbled, smooth back, spines divided into five panels, title label to second panel, volume label to fourth, remaining panels with central quatrefoil in blind. Spines faded, rubbed to extremities, labels slightly chipped and rubbed. Internally lightly browned and lightly foxed throughout, foxing occasionally heavier, but not too obtrusive. Volume one with the 'half-title' a2r, other half-titles and the two terminal blanks in volume four not present. N1 in volume three with a small hole catching a couple of letters but with no loss of sense and B2 in volume four has a closed tear to fore-edge margin, not affecting text. Now housed in a leather entry cloth slipcase made by Temple Bookbinders. Published posthumously in an edition of 1750. Gilson A9 Size: 12mo. Bookseller Inventory # 001275

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AUSTEN, Jane

Published by Carey & Lea, Philadelphia (1833)

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Item Description: Carey & Lea, Philadelphia, 1833. hardcover. Book Condition: good. First. The author's first book, first published in America after her later books had become known. Preserved in a pristine cloth clamshell case with a leather label. 2 volumes, original leather backed marbled boards (spines quite worn; hinges cracked; first volume heavily foxed). Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1833. First American Edition. Rare. Good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 256568

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AUSTEN, JANE.

Published by London: John Murray, 1818 (1818)

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Item Description: London: John Murray, 1818, 1818. First Edition; four volumes; contemporary boards rebacked with newer spines and corners in period style; modern endpapers. Bound without half-titles or the two terminal leaves in vol. IV. Occasional light foxing; an attractive set. Bookseller Inventory # 24346

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Austen, Jane

Published by Carey, Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia (1833)

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Item Description: Carey, Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia, 1833. Second American edition, one of 1250 copies printed. 214, [2, blanks]; 222, [2, blanks] pp. 2 vols. 12mo. In Original Boards. The earliest obtainable American printing of Emma (the 1816 first American edition is known in 3 copies), in choice and unsophisticated condition. Gilson B7 Original muslin backed boards, printed spine labels, untrimmed. Spine faded, label to vol. II with loss, textblocks somewhat foxed, with occasional marginal flaws. Owner signature of Sarah Wright in ink on flyleaf, in pencil on title of vol. I, and as S.G. Wright at head of first page of text in vol. II 214, [2, blanks]; 222, [2, blanks] pp. 2 vols. 12mo Second American edition, one of 1250 copies printed. Bookseller Inventory # 263370

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Austen, Jane

Published by Carey & Lea, Philadelphia (1832)

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Item Description: Carey & Lea, Philadelphia, 1832. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This two volume set is bound in the original publisher's drab boards with cloth spines professionally backed. The bindings for both books are tight with with some wear to the boards and labels. The pages are clean with some foxing to pages but NO writing, marks or bookplates in the books. An attractive set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14883354968

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Austen, Jane]

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Item Description: In four volumes. By the author of "Pride and Prejudice", "Mansfield-Park", &c. With a biographical notice of the author. John Murray, London, 1818. Stunning contemporary half brown crushed morocco by Riviere & Son with spines in compartments separated by raised bands ruled with gilt. Two of the compartments are lettered and embellished with foliate cornerpieces, the remaining four are beautifully adorned with a central floral ornament surrounded with spherical tools and rolling foliate cornerpieces; aeg; 12mo, 178x115 mms. First Edition. Includes a half-title to volume one.Comprising Austenís first and last works, published together posthumously for the first time; with a biographical essay and some extracts from her private correspondence.This magnificent set is bound by Riviere the chief binder of the nineteenth century, his work often sumptuous and the quality always exquisite. Bookseller Inventory # CB8052-4

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Austen, Jane

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1818. First Edition. 190mm x 140mm (7" x 6"). xxiv; 300pp; 331pp; 280pp;308pp. In 'Northanger Abbey' Jane Austen composed a classic pastiche of Gothic fiction. 'Northanger' was possibly the earliest of her works and was begun about 1798. It was not published however, until here, with Persuasion, her last completed work in 1818, a year after her death. Language: eng Some splitting to external hinges with bindings remaining tight. Volume I with reinforced inner hinge. Minor rubbing and scuffing to leather spines with two small chips to spine of volume IV. Occasional light foxing within. Bound without half-titles but with two terminal leaves to the rear of volume IV. In modern slipcase Half-leather cover marbled paper covered boards. Bookseller Inventory # ja06i

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Austen, Jane

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Item Description: Carey & Lea, Philadelphia, 1832. First American edition. Two Volumes. Originl publisher's cloth-backed, drab boards, lettering labels on spine (trace remnants, small contemporary institutional labels perished or remnant only). The exceedingly scarce first American edition, virtually non-existent in the original binding. One of 1250 printed. Very few copies of Austen American first editions have survived. As of 1997, "no appearance of the 1832 Mansfield Park at auction has been trace" (Gilson, rev. ed., 1997). A part from this copy, a survey of ABPC and AE records only one unsophisticated copy sold in the last 30 years (Gilson B4). Volumes cocked, few short splits at spine tips, generally light wear and staining to boards, corners rubbed, hinges tend, pastedowns loosened volume 1, scattered foxing throughout, occasionally heave volume 2, small chips at deckle, old penciled numerals on front endpapers, paper repairs on two leaves in volume 1 with no loss of text. Bookseller Inventory # 1948

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AUSTEN, Jane

Published by London Richard Bentley (1833)

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Item Description: London Richard Bentley, 1833. First Collected Edition of Jane Austen's" Novel"s AUSTEN, Jane. Novels. London: Richard Bentley, 1833. First collected edition. Six octavo volumes bound in five. Sense and Sensibility; [4], [v]-xv, [1, blank], 331, [1], pp. Emma; [6], 435, [1], pp. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion; [8], 440 pp., Mansfield Park; [8], 424, [4, ads] and Pride and Prejudice; [8], 340, 1, blank], pp. Original purple cloth with original labels on spines, gilt-stamped. Spines uniformly sunned, labels a bit chipped, minor soiling to covers. A very good copy of Austen's first collected edition, rarely found complete in original cloth. Gilson. Keynes, Austen, HBS 67110. $12,500. Bookseller Inventory # 67110

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Austen, Jane

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1818. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings. A complete set bound in a period leather binding on the spine with paper boards. All four books have the title pages with NO missing pages. The bindings of each book are tight with some wear to the boards. The pages have some foxing and minor wear. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely (4) volume set preserved in a custom clamshell. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15945237913

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AUSTEN JANE

Published by RICHARD BENTLEY,LONDON (1833)

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Item Description: RICHARD BENTLEY,LONDON, 1833. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. THIS IS THE RARE COMPLETE COLLECTED EDITION ,THE SIX NOVELS IN FIVE VOLUMES,EXQUISITE FULL CALF DARK BROWN BINDING,RAISED BANDS TO SPINES ,RED LEATHER LABELS TO EACH VOLUME WITH THE TITLES IN GILT THEREON ,ALSO IN GILT TO THE SPINES ARE THE DATE AND AUSTEN,MARBLED END PAPERS ,VERY FINE AND CLEAN CONTENT,A BEAUTIFUL SET OF THESE WORKS ,WHICH WERE PUBLISHED AFTER THE SAD DEMISE OF ENGLANDS FINEST NOVELIST,SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN PROUD AND DELIGHTED WITH THIS EDITION ,AND HER INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION; THERE ARE TWO ENGRAVINGS TO EACH VOLUME DEPICTING SCENES FROM THE NOVELS ,AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH ARE INSCRIBES ;PICKERING PINX,AND,GREATBACH SCALP. Bookseller Inventory # 5544330

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