AUSTEN, Jane; [R. W. CHAPMAN, Ed.] The Novels of Jane Austen. The Text based on Collation of the Early Editons. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1943.
8vo., 5 vols.; original green publisher's cloth; device in gilt to upper board; gilt lettering direct to spine; uncut edges; with frontis and occasional additional 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]; a little purshed to head and foot of spines; some uniform toning to edges and a few spots to prelims; previous ownership inscription in ink to ffep of Vol I, but bright copies nontheless, the green cloth less faded than is often found.
Six volumes bound as five. Later editions, comprised thus: Vol I 3rd ed, 2nd imp; Vol II 3rd ed, 3rd imp; Vol III 3rd ed, 2nd imp; Vol IV 3rd ed, 2nd imp; Vol V 3rd ed, 2nd imp.
Containing all the novels: 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.