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Novels of Miss Jane Austen - Sense and Sensibility; Emma; Mansfield Park

Jane Austen

Published by Richard Bentley; Little, Brown, London, 1853
Condition: Poor - Binding Copies Hardcover
From Antiquarian Books of Boston (Winthrop, MA, U.S.A.)

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1853 printings all bound in their original publisher's, green stamped cloth with gilt lettered spines. The covers are generally clean with some small discolourations. The spines have sun-faded to a brownish tinge. The title pages read at the bottom: London / Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street; (and in smaller letters) Boston - Little, Brown, and Company - 1853. Volume 1 is "Sense and Sensibility". There is a 3 inch split in one side of the hinge with a chipped corner on each end of the spine. Generally good, unworn cover edges with a little wear and bending to the corners. The inner hinges are shaky. All the pages are present and are tightly bound - with the endpapers and half-title page. There is an 1850's inscription on the frontpaper. 331 crisp pages with occasional small stains. Volume 3 is "Emma". Both covers are detached with the backstrip attached to the front cover. The lower 1/4 inch of the spine is lacking. Generally good, unworn cover edges with slight wear to the corners. The first 4 leaves are detached - the frontpaper, frontispiece illustration, title page and pages 1 and 2. There is an early owner's name on the frontpaper. There is heavy brown offsetting to the title page from the facing frontispiece engraving. The rest of the 435 pages are tightly bound with occasional small stains. Volume 4 is "Mansfield Park". The front inner hinge is almost fully detached with a shaky rear inner hinge. There is a 3 inch split in one edge of the outer hinge with small chipping to the spine ends. An owner's name on the frontpaper with offset browning to the title page from the frontispiece illustration. 424 well bound pages with occasional small stains or foxing. The covers have good, unworn edges with slight rubbing and bending to the corners. Included with these 3 volumes are "Pride and Prejudice" (Vol. 2) and "Northanger Abbey" (Vol. 5) but both volumes are defective with each having the loss of the first 4 leaves. Both volumes start with page 3. "Pride and Prejudice" has a complete backstrip but the top 2 inches are split both horizontally and vertically. The covers are shaky. Good, unworn cover edges with slight bending to the corners and slight chipping to the spine ends. "Northanger Abbey" has an almost complete backstrip with a little chipping to the ends. 2/3 of the backstrip is detached on one side with a horizontal split on it's top - just below the gilt title. The covers have good, unworn edges with a little wear to the corners. This set would be good for someone who wants an early Jane Austen set in the original publisher's bindings or for someone looking for just the original bindings - many sets were bound into leather. Bookseller Inventory # 10845

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Title: Novels of Miss Jane Austen - Sense and ...

Publisher: Richard Bentley; Little, Brown, London

Publication Date: 1853

Binding: Hard Covers

Book Condition:Poor - Binding Copies

Edition: Early Printing

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