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London Rare Books

20th century UK first editions mainly in literature, with some philosophy, travel and 19th century literature.

The Novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, A Memoir of Jane Austen with Lady Susan, The Watsons Etc. [in six volumes]


Richard Bentley & Son, London, 1886. Three-Quarter Calf. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jackets. A New Edition. A finely bound, uniform set in three-quarter calf. Spines each with five raised bands, black and red title panels and decorations and titles in gilt. Set comprising all six major novels plus a memoir of Jane Austen with the novella Lady Susan and the fragment The Watsons - all in 6 volumes published between 1886 and 1892. All volumes re-backed using original spines with any chips repaired so that now all joints are entirely sound and unworn. Internally clean with no inscriptions or bookplates and original endpapers [which match marbled boards] retained; ep gutters professionally and neatly strengthened; each volume with its frontispiece illustration plus tissue-guard present. Page block top edges in gilt. A really stunning set which would enhance any library. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 001457