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[The Novels of Jane Austen.]


[With] A Memoir by her Nephew J.E. Austen-Leigh [with] Lady Susan and Fragments of two other unfinished Tales. New Edition. [Complete set of the Steventon Edition.].


Published: Richard Bentley, 1881[-1885]

Stock code: 36486

Price: £1,720.00

A bright set, comprising Vol. I: Sense and Sensibility (1882); Vol. II: Emma (1882); Vol. III: Mansfield Park (1883); Vol. IV: Northanger Abbey [and] Persuasion (1885); Vol. V: Pride and Prejudice (1881); Vol. VI: Memoir, Lady Susan, Fragments (fifth edition, 1883). The five frontispieces are by Greatbatch after Pickering from the original Standard Novels issues of 1833; the portrait and facsimile are from the 1870 'Memoir'. HANDSOME SET OF THE LAST STEVENTON EDITION, AND THE LAST EDITION OF AUSTEN PRINTED BY BENTLEY BEFORE ACQUISITION BY SMITH ELDER IN 1898. THE 1882 ISSUE WAS LIMITED TO 375 COPIES OF EACH VOLUME SOLD ONLY AS SETS; the present set contains three such volumes (all with half-titles as issued); the remaining three volumes are reissues. Gilson, D13 et seq.