The Novels of Jane Austen
The Novels of Jane Austen

AUSTEN, Jane; [R. W. CHAPMAN, Ed.]. The Novels of Jane Austen.

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AUSTEN, Jane; [R. W. CHAPMAN, Ed.] The Novels of Jane Austen. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1933.

8vo., 5 vols.; original green publisher's cloth; device in gilt to upper board; gilt lettering direct to spine; uncut edges; with occasional half-tone plates in each volume; pp. [iv], xiv, [ii], 429, [iii]; [ii], xiii, [i], 415, [i]; [ii], xii, [ii], 567, [i]; [ii], xi, [iii], 521, [iii]; [ii], xiii, [i], 310, [ii]; some pages unopened, others opened a touch roughly, internally very clean copies, the edges of the text block with some darkening to lower corner, the bindings strong with some sunning, particularly to susceptible spines and some vertical shadowing to boards, the corners a touch bumped and spine ends pushed; very good copies nonetheless, in the original cloth.
Third edition thus, six volumes bound as five, containing Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion respectively. Compiled by the revered Austen scholar R.W. Chapman, this edition includes extensive appendices and addenda, including 'Miss Austen's English', 'The Manners of the Age', 'Carriages and Travel', 'The Topography of Bath' and a biographical note on the author.