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

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Jane Austen THE WORKS 5 vol SET 1897/8 Thomson & Brock illus., leather bindings
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The sought after 'Thomson / Brock' editions. A sound set in contemporary half calf. A few pages

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Bristol, United Kingdom

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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

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Works of Jane Austen, 5 vols. 1897/8


 

 

Author

 

Jane Austen

 

 

Titles

 

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

 

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

 

 

Format

 

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

 

 

Condition

 

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.

 

 

 

 Notes

 

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

 

 

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