The Novels Of Jane Austen The Text Based On Collation Of The Early Editions.
Bound in original red half morocco, gilt, over red cloth; spine in compartments with raised bands and gilt borders and titles. All edges gilt. Binder's stamp of Bumpus on rear pastedown. Slight traces of wear to extremities but otherwise a fine set.
At the Clarendon Press.,
By r. w. chapman. with notes indexes and illustrations from contemporary sources. in five volume. third edition.
[contents:] volume i, sense and sensibility; volume ii, pride and prejudice; volume iii, mansfield park; volume, iv emma; volume v, northanger abbey. persuasion.
FIVE VOLUMES. 8vo. 5.75 x 7.5 inches. Vol. I,  + xiv +  + 429 +  pp. I.; Vol. II, xiil +  + 415 +  pp.; Vol. III, xii +  + 567 +  pp.; Vol. IV, xi + [iii] +521 +  pp.; Vol. V, xiii + [i] + 252 + 310 +  pp., including Addenda (the 2 titles separately paginated). Vols. I-IV also include 3 separate reproduction title pages of original editions (in the case of Vol. III, 4 title pages, one for first and 3 for second editions) and for Vol. V, the 4 separate title pages of the original 1818 joint edition.
Illustrated by 42 pages of plates, including frontispieces, and by reproductions of title pages.
The five volume set produced by the Oxford University Press, is one of the best editions of the novels of Jane Austin ever issued. The inclusion of reproductions of the original title-pages to the first editions, together with the scholarly notes, appendices and indexes, and the carefully chosen contemporary illustrations complement the definitive text. A revised version of the 1923 Oxford edition edited by Robert William Chapman, scholar and editor (1881-1960), with unacknowledged assistance from his wife. Chapman became Secretary of the Clarendon Press and later edited the letters of Samuel Johnson. The combination of text and an attractive binding by John and Edward Bumpus of London, has resulted in a most desirable library set.
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