Novels

Jane AUSTEN

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THE CLARENDON AUSTEN, HANDSOMELY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED

AUSTEN, Jane. The Novels. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1926-32. Five volumes. Octavo, modern full crimson morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers. $5500.

Second edition of the Clarendon Austen, illustrated with over 40 plates from contemporary sources, and with reproduction title pages from the first editions, handsomely bound.

Includes Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and Emma. This text of this edition is based on the collation of the early editions by R.W. Chapman; the Clarendon editions were the first to use "contemporary illustrations": "An undated memorandum in the Press's files states 'The publishers are bitterly opposed to any imaginative illustrations, and would cheerfully have no illustrations at all. But they would be in favour of a few objective illustrations" (Gilson E150). First issued in 1923 in a limited large-paper edition; this second and third edition set includes addenda and additional notes. Pride and Prejudice is from the 1932 third impression. Gilson E150.

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