Lot 2

AUSTEN, Jane (1775-1817). The Novels, Oxford, 1923, 5 volumes, large 8vo, coloured frontispieces, original buckram-backed boards. ONE OF 1,000 SETS. (5)

Estimate: £100 - £150
Hammer price: £650
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

AUSTEN, Jane (1775-1817).  The Novels. The Text based on Collation of the Early Editions by R. W. Chapman. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1923. 5 volumes, large 8vo (225 x 145mm). Half titles, coloured frontispieces, frontispiece to "Mansfield Park" with flap, folding map at the end of "Sense and Sensibility", plates. Original blue-grey buckram-backed marbled boards, printed spine labels, uncut (some staining to labels). Provenance: Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon (old armorial bookplate); loosely-inserted is a 2-page autograph letter, in pencil, on paper headed "Nawton Tower, Nawton, Yorkshire," [undated], stating, "Darling, well here I am marooned in the snow ...", possibly to Anthony Eden from his first wife Beatrice (indistinctly signed). ONE OF 1,000 SETS. (5)

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