Bidding has ended on this item.

Posts to:
Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia
Posts to:
Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia

Details about  Jane Austen THE WORKS 5 vol SET 1897/8 Thomson & Brock illus., leather bindings

See original listing
Jane Austen THE WORKS 5 vol SET 1897/8 Thomson & Brock illus., leather bindings
Item Ended
Item condition:
--not specified

The sought after 'Thomson / Brock' editions. A sound set in contemporary half calf. A few pages

... Read more
26 Jun, 2014 19:15:43 BST
Winning bid:
25 bids ]
£6.00 Standard Delivery | See details
Item location:
Bristol, United Kingdom


eBay item number:
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.
elddiL evetS
erauqS yelroM 8
modgniK detinU


Item specifics

Condition: used
Seller notes: The sought after 'Thomson / Brock' editions. A sound set in contemporary half calf. A few pages loosening. Bindings are rubbed and irregularly faded.
Format: Fine Binding Sub-Subject: austen
Subject: Fiction Author: jane austen
Language: English Fiction Subject: Classic Literature
Condition: used Date of Publication: 1850-1899
Printing Year: 1897 Place of Publication: london
Fiction Type: Novels

Steve Liddle old and rare books ABA


Works of Jane Austen, 5 vols. 1897/8





Jane Austen





Mansfield Park, Pride and Prejudice, Emma,
Northanger Abbey / Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility
Publication details


Five volume set, various impressions, Macmillan, London, 1897/8.





Contemporary ( or near ) half calf, gilt lettered and decorated, marbled paper boards. Top edges gilt.





Good, a tight and sound set.

Text blocks generally clean but with foxing / browning in places ( mainly to tissue guards on frontispiece plates ).

Bindings are rubbed and lightly stained.

The books are very sound apart from Northanger where the front inner joint has cracked - an easy repair.

Two joints have a short split starting - upper front joint Mansfield Park, lower rear joint Northanger - but they are unlikely to cause problems.

Corners bumped and rubbed.

A few leaves in two of the volumes are slightly 'sprung' but remain attached.

Text blocks of Sense and Northanger have a more noticeable spine lean than the other three volumes.

No inscriptions.






An opportunity to acquire all five of the Austen titles in Macmillan's 'Illustrated Standard Novels' series. Possibly the most widely collected editions of Jane Austen. All are early or first printings from the series. They are in good, lightly worn, leather bindings. No binder's stamp or ticket but obviously one of the major firms.


Mansfield Park                                     1st   impression   1897

Pride and Prejudice                            3rd           "            1898

Emma                                                    "           "               "

Northanger Abbey / Persuasion         1st           "             1897

Sense and Sensibility                          3rd          "             1898


Each volume has an introduction by Austin Dobson.

Four of these volumes are illustrated by Hugh Thomson.

'Pride & Prejudice' is illustrated by Charles Brock.



Very low start and with no reserve.


There is no 'buy it now' option, sorry.



Approximate Dimensions


Height                                     7.65"

Width                                      5.25"

Width of set re shelf space      6.5"



Points to note


All items are very carefully packed, in boxes not bags


Light ephemeral items will be mailed in reinforced envelopes


All overseas shipping is AIRMAIL and we ship to most places


We are more than happy to combine shipping for multiple purchases





Got a spare minute? Please look at my other items


Be sure to add me to your favourites list






Business seller information

Steve Liddle
VAT number: UK 869450483

Returns policy

After receiving the item, cancel the purchase within
Return postage
14 days
Buyer pays return postage
The buyer is responsible for return postage costs.
Return policy details
Books may be returned up to 28 days from the date of sale.

Questions and answers about this item

No questions or answers have been posted about this item.

Submit bid

Time left:
Current bid:
(Approximately ##1##)
Import charges:
Your maximum bid:
Your maximum bid:
Please read the full listing. By clicking Confirm bid you commit to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder. You will enter a binding contract.
By clicking Confirm bid, you are committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder and have read and agree to the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount.
Resume bidding, if the page does not update immediately.
Submit bid
Review and confirm your bid
Bid confirmation
Free P&P
See item description
(Approximately ##1##)
(Enter ##1## or more)
(Enter more than ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
Increase maximum bid
Submit bid
Confirm bid
Increase maximum bid
Change bid
, you've been outbid. Don't let it get away - bid again.
, you're the highest bidder on this item. Hope you win it.
, you're the first bidder. Hope you win.
, you're currently the high bidder, but you're close to getting outbid.
, this auction is almost over and you're currently the high bidder.
, you're the high bidder, but the reserve price hasn't been met.
Please enter your bid again.
Please enter a valid number as the bid price.
Enter an amount that is equal or greater than the minimum bid required. This can be found under the bid entry box.
Maximum bids can't be lowered once they're submitted.
This seller requires the buyer to have a PayPal account to purchase this item. Get a PayPal account here .
Your bid is greater than or equal to the Buy it now price. We recommend you purchase this item via Buy it now. If you still wish to bid, you may do so below.
Time left:
Current bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Increase your maximum bid:
By clicking 1 Click Bid, you are agreeing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. Learn moreabout 1-click bid - opens in a new window or tab
(approximately ##1##)
Winning bid:
Starting bid:
Congratulations The auction has ended and you're the winner.
The auction has ended, but the reserve price was not met.
Sorry, the auction has ended and you were outbid.
Good news, you're the highest bidder.
Sorry, you've been outbid.
You're the highest bidder, but the reserve price has not been met.
Please enter a higher amount than the current bid.
Maximum bids cannot be lowered once submitted.
Please enter a valid number.