1900-01 The Novels of Jane Austen
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Decorative Binding, Fine Binding, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Signed Binding
Complete in five volumes, being all of Austen's major novels.
In a beautiful decorative half vellum binding by Riviere and Son, with striking marbled endpapers.
A collection of the complete novels of the eminent Jane Austen.
'Pride and Prejudice', published in 1901, illustrated with a frontispiece, thirty-eight plates, and one in-text engraving. Collated, complete. 'Pride and Prejudice' is perhaps one of the most famous love stories of all time. Mr Darcy and Lizzie Bennet suffer equally from both their pride and prejudices, ensuring a tumultuous journey for them.
'Emma', published in 1901, illustrated with a frontispiece, and thirty-nine plates. Collated, complete. The novel follows about a year in the life of the young woman Emma Woodhouse, who decides to try her hand at matchmaking, finding matches for her new best friend, Harriet.
'Sense and Sensibility', published in 1901, illustrated with a frontispiece, and thirty-nine plates. Collated, complete. The novel tells the story of three sisters, Marianne, Elinor, and Margaret, and follows them in their trials of love.
'Mansfield Park', published in 1901, illustrated with a frontispiece, thirty-seven plates, and two in-text engravings. Collated, complete. This is a novel about the life of Fanny Price, who is sent to live with her wealthy aunt and uncle when her family become overburdened.
'Northanger Abbey & Persuasion', published in 1900, illustrated with a frontispiece, and nineteen plates to 'Northanger Abbey', and eighteen plates and two in-text engravings to 'Persuasion'. Collated, complete. Anne Elliot is Austen's most mature heroine in terms of age, making 'Persuasion' possibly Austen's most unique novel. It tells the story of Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth, and follows them during their second chance of love after their broken engagement seven years earlier. 'Northanger Abbey', a novel about Catherine Morland, the young and naive heroine who travels to Bath, and becomes intrigued by the death of the mother of the man she loves.
Jane Austen has become one of the most popular Georgian writers, her novels being loved for generations. Her ironic social commentary offers an interesting insight into Upper-Middle class Georgian life.
With introductions by Austin Dobson.
Illustrated by Hugh Thomson.
In a half vellum binding with cloth to the boards, a fine signed binding by Riviere & Son, Externally, smart. A little discolouration and light marks to the vellum, as is usual. Front hinge of 'Pride and Prejudice' is starting a little but remains firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with the odd spot.
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