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Jane Austen. Four of the Novels.

Illustrated by Philip Gough.
London: Macdonald & Co. 4 vols.

Separately published between 1948 and 1958 in uniform red bindings in the series “Macdonald Illustrated Classics.” Remarkably clean and crisp with Gough’s whimsical [Darcy wears pink!] color illustrations throughout each volume.  Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, which were published in the same manner as late as 1961, are not present [see Gilson E325 and E327].

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Estimated value: $400 / bidding starts at $150.

Postage & Handling: $20 domestic; $50 international

Donated by Sandra Clark

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Jane Austen. Five Vintage Paperbacks.

Mix of five vintage paperbacks with fabulous covers, from 1960 to the mid-1990s, three of which appear in The Lost Books of Jane Austen (pp. 193, 231, 232). The standout rarity here is the copy of Pride and Prejudice published in 1959 by Paul Elek of London as part of the “Bestseller Library” series.  Original price in 1960 was 3s.6d.  [Gilson records it at E303, noting “not seen.”]​​

1. Pride and Prejudice (Paul Elek)

2. Emma (Penguin Library)

3. Emma (Campus Classic)

4. Emma (Signet)

5. Sense and Sensibility (TOR)

Estimated value: $60 / bidding starts at $25.

Postage & Handling: $10 domestic; $27 international

Donated by Janine Barchas

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Jane Austen. The Works of Jane Austen.
Illustrated by Maximilien Vox.
London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1933-34. 4 vols
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The full set was seven volumes [not numbered], but here included are four: P&P, NA, Persuasion, and Sanditon. All have the special endpapers with Jane Austen’s initials. 

 

The P&P volume was once claimed by “Joan Mary Redman, November 1940” who was willing to share her books during wartime, but only under certain conditions, which she wrote at the front of this copy with a bit of rhyming flourish in a youthful hand: “Neither blemish this book, (the leaves double down) Nor Lend it to each idle friend in town; Return it when read, or if lost, please supply another as good to the mind & the eye. With right & with reason you need but be friends, and each book in my study you[r] pleasure attends.”  As a result, her copy (and the other three) remains in very good nick.  [Gilson E181]

Estimate: $200+ / bidding starts at $100.
Postage & Handling: $20 domestic; $50 international

Donated by Sandra Clark

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Jane Austen. Juvenilia, Lady Susan, Sanditon.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1925-51.

 

These are the first versions of Sanditon, Lady Susan and the juvenilia that were edited by R. W. Chapman for the Clarendon Press, 1925-1951.  Four volumes, published individually but uniformly bound in blue/grey paper boards with paper spine labels. The publisher supplied extra paper labels, tipped in at the back, should the originals fall off (three vols contain even the extras). VERY GOOD condition, remarkably clean.

  1. Lady Susan (1925) [Gilson F5]

  2. Fragment of a Novel [ie. Sanditon] (1925, 2nd impression) [Gilson F6]. Ownership signature of “E. W. Gilbert”: about $50 – it’s the 2nd impression

  3.  Volume the First (1933) [Gilson F12]

  4.  Volume the Third (1951) [Gilson F14] Ownership signature of “Jack Simmons.”

Estimate: $250 / bidding starts at $100.
Postage & Handling: $20 domestic; $50 international

Donated by Sandra Clark

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Jane Austen. Love & Freindship and Other Early Works

Now First Printed from the Original MS, with a preface by G. K. Chesterton.  London: Chatto & Windus, 1922.

This is the first publication of Love and Freindship. Very rare in original dust jacket because the printed wrapper around this prettily-bound edition was meant to be tossed by the consumer in order to display the gilt-stamped boards of heavy red paper. Colored pictorial endpapers with Cassandra Austen’s illustrations for The History of England.  VERY GOOD+ condition, in a FAIR only wrapper (see photos) [Gilson F3].

 

Estimate: $200 / bidding starts at $100
Postage & Handling: $12 domestic; $27 international

Donated by Sandra Clark

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Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility, illustrated by C. E. Brock.

Published as part of the Series of English Idylls.
London and New York: J. M. Dent & Sons and E. P. Dutton, [1928, c1908]. 

 

Undated reprint of the 1908 edition, published by Dent in 1928. Bound in greenish cloth with stamped gilt decoration on front board and spine, top edges gilt; frontispiece and 14 additional color illustrations by C. E, Brock; introduction by R. Brimley Johnson. NEAR FINE, with inner commemorative endpapers a bit discolored, otherwise mint.  A much-collected and desirable edition. [Gilson E120]

 

Estimate: $150 / bidding starts at $75
Postage & Handling: $15 domestic; $27 international

Donated by Sandra Clark

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“Famous Women” Series.

Boston: Roberts Brothers, various years. 6 volumes.

In the 1880s and 1890s, biographies of women writers, celebrities, and innovators made for increasingly popular series.  The “Famous Women Series” was offered by Roberts Brothers of Boston in striking Eastlake bindings of variously colored cloths. Because the library collections at Chawton House already boast these six titles, this set of handsome copies can now be yours. Your purchase may prompt you to collect all twenty-two titles in the series, or it may just get you reading about some great women.  These antique reads are in tip-top shape.
 

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Estimate: $150 / bidding starts at $50.
Postage & Handling: $25 domestic; $50 international

Donated by Sandy Lerner

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Royal Worcester Jane Austen Heroines Emma Figurine


This figure has been beautifully crafted in Royal Worcester fine bone china and sculpted by Martin Evans.  Issued in a strictly limited edition of 4,500 of which this is No. 1036.

  • Brand:  Royal Worcester

  • Name:  Jane Austen Heroines - Emma

  • Commissioned by: Compton & Woodhouse Ltd. (1998) in limited edition of 4,500

  • Number in collection:  1036 of 4,500

  • With Certificate of Authenticity:  Yes

  • Approx. height:  23cm (9 inches) / Approx. weight:  850g

  • Overall condition:  This figurine comes to auction in excellent condition. In the original protective packaging with all her original bits, including her paint box and the stand.

 

Estimate: $350 / bidding starts at $100
Postage & Handling: $50 domestic; international to be quoted

Donated by Irene Jankowski

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Jane Austen’s Elinor from Sense and Sensibility, porcelain figurine.

Lovely Elinor at her loveliest, serving tea.

 

  • TFM (Franklin Mint).

  • Limited Edition, No. A4468 of 9500.

  • Fine porcelain, hand painted. Not in original box. Condition is FINE with no flaws.

 

Estimate: $100 / bidding starts at $40
Postage & Handling: $45 domestic; international to be quoted


Donated by Deborah Barnum

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Little Women Franklin Heirloom Dolls
Set of four: Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy


Franklin Heirloom Dolls of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, c1985. Handcrafted with sculptured head, hands and feet, in hand-tailored dresses. Complete in original boxes, never removed, with Certificates of Authenticity for each. The Junior Illustrated Classics edition of the novel with illustrations by Louis Jambor (1977 printing, c1947) is included for your re-reading pleasure!

Estimate: $150 / bidding starts at $50
Postage & Handling: $60 domestic; international to be quoted

Donated by Deborah Barnum

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Handpainted Volume of Cowper
 

This book is decorated with scenes of “The Island,” as Fanny calls the Isle of Wight, much to the amusement of Miss Lee, Maria and Julia. Original seascapes in acrylic, painted by artist Linda Dennery on the front and back boards of a second volume to an 1854 reprinting of William Cowper’s poetry. This stray volume was lovingly salvaged and repaired by the artist before being used as a canvas for her expressive artwork. This is book art in every sense of that phrase!  


Linda Dennery.

Painted upon The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Vol. II  (published 1854). Acrylic on the original antique leather and boards, rebound and repaired by artist.  (4 1/2 x 7 5/8)
Front Cover:
In the Solent, HMS Bounty, Off the Coast of the Isle of Wight, 2020
Back Cover:
Needles Lighthouse, Isle of Wight, 2020 

Estimate: $500 / bidding starts at $150

Postage & Handling: $15 domestic; $27 international

Donated by Linda Dennery

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Late Georgian Pin / Pendant

 

She is really lovely — high relief strawberry agate, exquisitely carved, gold mount. This elegant lady is well-travelled: the product of Italian craftsmanship, she was purchased in Edinburgh in 1969, and since then has been attending cultural gatherings in New York City for decades. 
 

H 3 cm x W 2.4 cm x D 1 cm
 

A simple brooch, but the mount includes a ring that allows it to also be worn on a thin chain. The pin of white gold suggests a repair, which may explain why it comes with a small detachable safety pin on a fine chain as a charming optional security feature. On the back of the mount is visible a simple inscription: this is not a hallmark but likely the mark of a repairer.

 

Jeweler’s estimate at auction 300-400 Euros;
replacement insurance value 1000 Euros.

Postage & Handling: $15 domestic; $27 international

Donated by Linda Dennery

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Originally published in 1892, this is the 5th reprint of the 2 volumes of Mansfield Park. Each of the novels in the ten-volume set were published individually and reprinted several times. This title with the Cooke illustrations is very uncommon and desirable, a must-have for the collector and all lovers of MP
 

16mo, greenish-white smooth cloth with cartouche with Austen crest on front boards with Jane Austen’s facsimile signature, gilt decorated spines, and 3 sepia-toned illustrations by Cooke in each volume. Condition is VERY GOOD with some rubbing to gilt on spines, 2 faint red stains on front board of vol. 1, slight rippling to front boards of vol. 2.
 

Both volumes retain an early bookseller’s ticket of Benjamin Henry Blackwell’s shop in Oxford.  Printed in Edinburgh, published in London, and sold in Oxford, this copy exudes visceral authenticity.  The printed Ex Libris plates remains empty in both volumes, ready for your signature!

 

Donated by Gina Heath King

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Estimate: $150 / bidding starts at $50.

Postage & Handling: $12 domestic; $27 international

Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.

Edited by R. Brimley Johnson, with illustrations by William C. Cooke and ornaments by F. C. Tilney. London: J. M. Dent and Company, 1895. 2 volumes.

Original Art by Louisa Albani

Commission a work of art featuring Chawton House.

Winner can commission a new original work from artist Louisa Albani. Louisa is a professional mixed media artist, combining handmade printmaking techniques with inks, collage, penwork and metallic stitching to evoke a sense of layers of time that resonate within historic places. As Artist-in-residence at Chawton House last year, her Mary Wollstonecraft artworks were on exhibit. 

 

Choose subject from various views of Chawton House – interior, exterior, garden, library, etc. The images shown here are samples of the artist's style and do not represent the original art that will be created.

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Bidding starts at $100.

Winners will receive a tax-deductible donation receipt for any amount above listed valuation.