Jane Austen First Edition Books
The renowned English author Jane Austen (1775-1816) is best known for 6 novels that are a reflection on are a reflection of her outlook on life.
Collect Jane Austin First Edition Books
The strength of Jane’s books was her ability to gain penetrating insights into the character and nature of human relationships, from even a fairly limited range of environments and characters. In particular, she helped to redefine the role and aspirations of middle-class women like herself. Through providing a witty satire of social conventions, she helped to liberate contemporary ideas of what women could strive for.
12mo (178 x 115 mm); frontispiece and further illustrations by Hugh Thomson, light toning to endpapers, otherwise near-fine; publisher's red calf, lettering and decoration in gilt to spine and upper cover, top edge gilt, very mild handling wear, otherwise also near-fine copy.£225
12 vols, 8vo (200 x 150 mm); illustrated with full-page colour plates by H.M. Brock, mild offsetting from plate tissue guards to some title-pages, a little more pronounced to vol. I of Pride and Prejudice, otherwise internally fine; bound by Whitman Bennett, N.Y. in half blue morocco gilt over marbled boards, with matching endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed (as published), minor rubbing to extremities and some corners innocuously chipped, spines uniformly faded to green, otherwise a very good.£4,500
Winchester edition; 10 vols, 8vo (220 x 150 mm, 8½ x 6 in); portrait frontispiece to vol. I; publisher's green cloth, gilt spines, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, mild rubbing and bumping, several hinges very slightly cracked but sound, otherwise a very good set.£950