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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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