"Arrange the great English novelists as one will, it does not seem possible to bring them out in any order where she is not the first, or second or third, whoever her companions may be." -Virginia Woolf
BEAUTIFUL COMPLETE 10-VOLUME SET OF JANE AUSTEN'S WORKS, ELEGANTLY BOUND. THE CELEBRATED "WINCHESTER EDITION."
"Jane Austen emerged between 1870 and 1960 as a social critic, a moralist, an incomparable artist, and latterly a popular and universal writer. Today her novels are firm favourites among book buyers and library users and feature prominently in polls of favourite fiction" (Marilyn Butler, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ).
This Winchester Edition, featuring thick paper and handsome typography, is arguably the most celebrated of the early editions of Austen's works. First issued in 1898, it was re-issued in 1905 (this set) and 1911.
With frontispiece portrait in volume 1 and title pages printed in red and black. Edinburgh: John Grant; T. and A. Constable, Printers to His Majesty, 1905. Ten volumes (complete). Modern three-quarter green morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands; top edges gilt. Foxing to endpapers and half-titles; text body clean. Bindings in fine condition. A magnificent production.
Price: $4,000 .